About Alpha SAR

Alpha SAR Team Members at the AlphaCon2014 Seminar
Alpha SAR is a Search and Rescue team based in Houston, TX serving the greater Houston, Galveston, and surrounding areas in the search for missing persons. All members of Alpha SAR are 100% volunteers and are highly trained and certified by local and national agencies. We do train canines to aid in search and rescue, but not all members have canines. We also have flankers, man-trackers, mapping specialists, and UAV imagery.

Our Objectives

1

Training
To provide trained, highly qualified, volunteer search and rescue personnel at the request of authorized emergency agencies

2

Coordination
To provide coordinated use of both highly trained searchers, canines, and untrained volunteers during an incident

3

Opportunities
To provide training and certification opportunities for the volunteers with and without canines in the field of search and rescue

4

Outreach
To provide outreach opportunities to the community to learn about search and rescue

Upcoming Events:

  1. Dog Training : Taylor Lake Village

    March 3 @ 17:30 - 19:30
  2. FACTS Canine HRD Seminar

    March 6 - March 8
  3. Team Training : 57 acre park

    March 7 @ 08:00 - 12:00
  4. Dog Training : Clear Lake HS

    March 10 @ 17:30 - 19:30
  5. Dog Training : Nassau Bay

    March 17 @ 17:30 - 19:30
Trailing Canine Phoenix after a training session

Meet some of the Alpha SAR Canines

Here's a few of the Alpha SAR Canines. Click here to meet the rest of the team!

Human Remains Detection Canine Sparta

Sparta

Human Remains Detection
In training for human remains detection.
Human Remains Detection Canine Merlin

Merlin

Human Remains Detection
In training for human remains detection.
Human Remains Detection Canine Rocket

Rocket

Human Remains Detection
Nationally certified cadaver dog.
Trailing Canine Havok

Havok

Trailing, Human Remains Detection
In training for both trailing and human remains detection.
Trailing Canine Apollo

Apollo

Trailing
In training for trailing.