5th Anniversary Party and Fundraiser

This year marks Alpha SAR's  5th anniversary! On June 17th, Fetching Lab Brewery was kind enough to host a party and fundraiser event for the team. We focused all donations towards a command trailer. Between the amazing donations from our supporters at the Fetching Lab Event and outside donations, we have raised enough money to begin the purchasing phase. We couldn't have done it without the kindness from Fetching Lab. Not only did they host and put on the event, but they donated $1 from every beer sold to our cause. We raised over $2,000 at the fundraiser! Did you ...

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2017 SystemsGo Rocket Recovery

One weekend per year, local high school teams gather together for a final exam of sorts. They have spent the majority of the school year analyzing, designing, and building large scale rockets and this is their only shot to see if it works. It’s launch day! This year, Systems Go hosted one of the many 3-day launch event on May 12-14 in Anahuac, Texas. Student teams came in from all over the greater Houston area, made final preparations on their rockets, and carried them to the launch pads. The goals vary from carrying one pound of payload one mile up in the air, to the ...

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2016 Alpha SAR at Fire Marshal Training Center

On April 30th, Alpha Search and Recovery was invited to the Harris County Fire Marshal Training Center for a second year. Our team had the opportunity to work with the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office last year, which resulted in a learning experience for all involved and great friendships to be made. Since our last visit, a rubble pile has been added to increase the availability of disaster scenarios to the facility. Many of our canines enjoyed their first experience in on the newly constructed rubble pile. The day started out looking stormy and wet, but cleared ...

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Canine Field First Aid Class

It is important to not only know first aid for any human injuries that may occur in the field, but also know first aid for the canines working with us. In July, our team was invited to Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists (SLVS) for our first  Canine Field First Aid Class, presented by several SLVS technicians. We spent the morning learning about how to handle basic splinting, canine restraint, snake bite safety, and heat stress injuries out in the field. This class taught our team what to watch for in our canines when working, and what to do if we suspect a problem. ...

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2016 Lackland AF Base Joint Training

Lisa and Trailing Canine Sophie Working a Raised Missing Person
Alpha Search and Recovery joined forces with Lackland Air Force Base to conduct a joint military and civilian search and rescue training exercise.

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2015 SystemsGo Rocket Recovery

2015 SystemsGo Rocket Recovery with Alpha Search and Recovery
Alpha SAR members use search skills such as communication, mapping, GPS, compass azimuths to recover student rockets for SystemsGo.

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2015 Alpha SAR at the Fire Marshal Training Center

Harris County Fire Training Field Team Members
Alpha SAR members trained at the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Training Field with the Harris County Arson teams and Spring Fire Department.

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2014 in Review

Search and Rescue Members Training with Compass on Land Navigation
2014 was busy year for Alpha Search and Recovery (SAR). Alpha SAR’s dedicated team members supported 153 activities, 8 incidents, for a total of 7,042 man-hours!

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2014 President’s Volunteer Service Award

Presidential Volunteer Service Award
Alpha SAR members received President’s Volunteer Service Awards at our year end celebration.

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Alpha SAR Members Earn NASAR SARTECH II

Alpha SAR Members earn NASAR SARTECH II in 2014
Alpha Search and Recovery members earn NASAR SARTECH II Certification.

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