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Review for TEXSAR: Texas Search and Rescue, Austin, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been with TEXSAR since it began 8 years ago. It was originally two all-volunteer Search and Rescue teams that came together with about 30 members. Since that time it has grown to over 300 volunteer members with 4 divisions throughout Texas. As the largest search and rescue team in the country, TEXSAR deploys state-wide covering 254 counties and over 265,000 square miles. Their work covers not only ground searches for lost individuals, but swift water and high water rescues, consulting with local law enforcement on missing persons, emergency management, wildland fire support, and logistical support to local, state, and federal agencies. All of this work is accomplished by dedicated individuals who not only volunteer their time, but use their own resources for training, travel, and equipment.

When there is a flood, hurricane, or a missing child, everyone says "I wish I could help". Those with Texas Search and Rescue have made it their mission to train and deploy so they can help others, even when it means using their vacation time from work or being away from their families. They never ask for thanks, but they do need your support.

Role:  Volunteer