AlphaSAR / HTXoutdoors Navigation Class

Search and Rescue Members Training with Compass on Land Navigation

AlphaSAR is hosting a Navigation Class with HTXoutdoors. The class the fee is $25. If you have any questions about the class, please contact us at info@alphasar.org.  In order to sign up for this event, please visit HTXoutdoors’ event page. Topics to be covered: Intro to Map Reading GPSes and Compasses How to use your compass […]

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. […]

Texas State SARex & Conference

This is the first annual Texas State SARex and Conference put on by the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department in Lufkin, TX. If you would like to attend this event, please contact them at (936) 875-4728. 

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 […]

Mapping Class – Friendswood

Search and Rescue Members Training with Compass on Land Navigation

This mapping and navigation class is taking place instead of normal Team Training. Please make sure to email info@alphasar.org in order to sign up for the class. This insures that we print enough handouts and practice maps for everyone who shows up. Topics Covered: – Type IV – Satellite Imagery – Type IV – Basic […]

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 […]

SystemsGO – Rockets 2018

rockets 2017

AlphaSAR will be assisting SystemsGo with their Rockets 2018 in Anahauc, TX. After the student’s launch their test rockets, AlphaSAR members use their search skills to triangulate and then locate the rocket. For more information on SystemsGO please visit their website at www.systemsgo.org/ and for more information on AlphaSAR’s involvement in Rockets 2018 check out our […]

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, […]