Austin, Texas, Thursday, September 6, 2012 –H-E-B presented TEXSAR with a check for $6,875 to support TEXSAR’s Wild land Firefighting Gear program.
“The donation from our partners at H-E-B demonstrates the commitment to the communities they serve,” Greg Pyles, C.E.O. of TEXSAR, stated, “These critical funds enable our team to be ready to respond when our firefighter partners require assistance.”
The funding will be used to purchase additional specialty firefighting gear necessary to fight wild land fires and will enable TEXSAR to be prepared and outfitted for the next wildfire where their assistance is needed.
TEXSAR is an all-volunteer, first responder organization based in Austin that services Central Texas and is able to deploy throughout the entire State. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that expanded from a ground search and rescue team to a fully capable, multidiscipline search and rescue, swift water rescue, wild land fire, and disaster response team. All TEXSAR personnel are certified according to State and Federal standards and operated under the emergency management and National Incident Management System.
As a non-profit organization, there is never a charge to the requesting agency for TEXSAR’s services.