Texas Search and Rescue


“TEXSAR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit first responder organization headquartered in Austin, Texas. TEXSAR serves all citizens of the State of Texas and deploys at the request of law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency management agencies. TEXSAR provides specialized services such as ground search and rescue; flood and swiftwater rescue; K9 search, rescue, and recovery; disaster relief services; wildland fire; aerial search; UAV support; and dive team operations. TEXSAR is fully self-sufficient, including incident management team (IMT) capabilities, logistics and communications. TEXSAR’s services are free to requesting agencies and are staffed by volunteers who are trained professionals in their fields.”


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Become a TEXSAR Member. Areas of expertise include:
    • Incident Command
    • Logistics
    • Planning
    • Finance
    • Operations
    • Fundraising
    • Firefighting
    • Ground Search & Rescue
    • High Angle Rescue
    • Swiftwater Rescue
    • Rescue Diver
    • Boat Operator
    • K-9 Handler
    • K-9 Flanker
    • Physicians and/or Nurses
    • Paramedic
    • Legal Advisors
    • Meteorologists
    • Crime Scene Preservation
    • Communication Protocols
    • CPR & First Aid
    • Fire Behavior
    • GIS Specialists
    • Linguist/Translators
    • HAZMAT
    • Helicopter Pilot
    • Landing Zone Management
    • Lost Person Behavior
    • Mantracking
    • Wilderness Navigation
    • Fundraising
    • Public Relations
    • Social Media Ninjas
    • Network Techs
    • Film and Photographers

Volunteer Requirements

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Consent to a background check.
  • Be a US citizen or legal resident.
  • Submit a membership application.
  • Complete mandatory training, obtain a uniform, and maintain a basic 12-hour field pack.

To apply to be a volunteer, go to TEXSAR’s Join TEXSAR page.

Or visit their homepage: https://www.texsar.org/

Texas Search and Rescue Locations (n/a)

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