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 – Countryside Park

    May 26 @ 17:30 - 19:00
  2. Team Training – Castillo Community Center

    May 30 @ 08:00 - 12:00
  3. Dog Training – 1776 Park

    June 2 @ 17:30 - 19:30
  4. National Search and Rescue Conference

    June 4 - June 7
  5. Team Training – Christia Adair Park

    June 6 @ 08:00 - 12:00
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!

Trailing Canine Halle

Halle

Trailing
In training for trailing.
Human Remains Detection Canine Maverick

Maverick

Human Remains Detection
Nationally certified cadaver dog.
Alpha Search and Recovery Wilderness Area Search, Air Scent, and Live Find Disaster Canine Qiefer

Qiefer

Area
Nationally certified wilderness area search and disaster search canine.
Trailing Canine Kindle

Kindle

Trailing
In training for HRD.
Area Search Canine Lily

Lily

Area
In training for wilderness area search.