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.

Alpha Search and Recovery has members that are certified National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) instructors and lead evaluators to teach classes and host official NASAR certifications.

Trailing Canine Phoenix after a training session

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 Trainings:

  1. Dog Training – Taylor Lake Village – 8/4/2015

    August 4 @ 17:30 - 19:30
  2. Team Training – Industrial – 8/9/15

    August 9 @ 17:00 - 20:00
  3. Dog Training – Walter Hall – 8/11/15

    August 11 @ 17:30 - 19:30
  4. Fundamentals of Search and Rescue

    August 14 - August 16
  5. Dog Training – Meador Park – 8/18/15

    August 18 @ 17:30 - 19:30

Upcoming Seminars:

The 2015 Hood County Sheriff’s Office and Alpha Search and Recovery Fall Canine Seminar will be hosted in Granbury, Texas on November 5th through the 9th. Registration for the seminar for handlers and canines starts at $100. Click for more details

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!

Alpha Search and Recovery HRD Canine Barrett

Barrett

Human Remains Detection
Nationally certified cadaver dog.
Trailing Canine Havok

Havok

Trailing & Human Remains Detection
Nationally certified trailing and cadaver dog.
Trailing Canine Phoenix

Phoenix

Trailing (retired)
Retired trailing dog. Acts as an ambassador at events.
Human Remains Detection Canine Sparta

Sparta

Human Remains Detection
In training for human remains detection.
Area Search Canine Lily

Lily

Area
In training for wilderness area search.