Hurricane Harvey Assistance

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Assistance Needed: If you are in need of assistance to evacuate due to flooding please contact your local office of emergency management. If you are in a life threatening situation dial 911. Local Offices of Emergency Operation Centers: Houston Command Center for the Coast Guard: (281) 464-4851 Harris County: Harris County EOC: 713-881-3100 Houston: 713-837-0311 […]

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 […]

2017 SystemsGo Rocket Recovery

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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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

2016 Lackland AF Base Joint Training

Lisa and Trailing Canine Sophie Working a Raised Missing Person

On April 2, 2016, Alpha SAR was invited to San Antonio for training at the Medina Annex – Lackland Airforce Base Training Facility to conduct alongside both military and civilian professionals alike.  Alpha SAR was not the only civilian volunteer canine team there; we were pleased to work with Seeker Dogs out of College Station, Texas. The […]

2015 SystemsGo Rocket Recovery

2015 SystemsGo Rocket Recovery with Alpha Search and Recovery

Have you ever seen the movie October Sky? I must have seen it a dozen times growing up. Every time I watched I was inspired to do something great. I always found it amazing that high school kids could do something as grand as build a fully functioning rocket. I never dreamed that this was […]

2015 Alpha SAR at the Fire Marshal Training Center

Harris County Fire Training Field Team Members

.. On Saturday January 24, 2015 fourteen members of Alpha SAR were given the opportunity to train at the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Training Field with members of the Spring Fire Department and Harris County Arson Investigator/K9 teams. The training for Alpha SAR included Human Remains Detection (HRD), Area Search, and Trailing scenarios. This is […]

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 of which were actual incidents, for a total of 7,042 man-hours!  Included in these activities were several large training events: hosted the North American Search Dog Network Spring Seminar in March, hosted the Fundamentals of Search and Rescue (FUNSAR) in […]

2014 President’s Volunteer Service Award

Presidential Volunteer Service Award

In recognition of the Alpha SAR members’ time commitment, many received a President’s Volunteer Service Award at our year end celebration, in December.  The award recognizes individuals based on the number of hours given in service.  For more information, please navigate to the President’s Volunteer Service Award website. President’s Volunteer Service Award Recipients: The Bronze, Silver, […]