THIS IS TEXAS FREEDOM FORCE SEARCH & RESCUE UNIT
DEDICATION - PERSEVERANCE - SERVICE
This Is Texas Freedom Force SAR Unit is dedicated to serving the people of Texas in their time of need. The goal of TITFF SAR Unit is to locate, stabilize and extract individuals in distress. That can mean a hiker lost in the woods or on the side of a mountain, a boater blown off course or taken by currents on rivers and lakes, a trapped urban disaster survivor, a child that wondered away from home, a elder or person with alzheimer's or dementia that wonders off into the streets or woods. TITFF SAR Unit does important work all across the state of Texas and in some situations we help in neighboring states. TITFF's motto says it all "Protectors of all things Texas", this includes helping our fellow Texans.
WHAT IS COVERED IN THE TITFF SAR LV2 TRAINING CLASS?
*NIMS Incident Command *System
*Environmental Hazards and *First Aid...
*SAR Ready Pack
*Land Navigation & Orienteering
*Ropes & Rescue Equipment
*Legal Aspects for the Searcher
The candidate's performance of SAR skills is evaluated at six practical exam stations involving:
Station #1: Land Navigation: Use of topographic maps and compass. Candidates complete a course over terrain commonly encountered in the operations area in a specified time frame, not to exceed 600 meters.
Station #2: Tracking: Candidates identify and mark a footprint track left by the evaluator and follow the track to its end.
Station #3: 24-hour Pack: This used to be a required station - it isn't any longer. Candidates should carry the basic survival and safety supplies for their environment and the items to complete the stations.
Station #4: Rope Skills: Candidates demonstrate the ability to tie four basic knots and a harness with supplied rope and webbing.
Station #5: Route Search: This station entails locating and labeling clues in a given area demonstrating the ability to detect 50% of the clues using a route search tactic.
Station #6: Area Search: This station entails locating and labeling clues in a given area demonstrating the ability to detect 50% of the clues using an area search tactic.
TITFF HELPED TEXANS DURING HURRICANE HARVEY
During one of the worst hurricanes to hit the great state of Texas TITFF was on the ground helping not only with search and rescue efforts but also clean up and rebuilding efforts. TITFF had 4 teams in South Texas that responded to the call for help. TITFF cooked 500 meals 3 times a day in Houston, ran thousands of dollars in tools and supplies to Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Ingleside, Rockport & Bayside, operated dump trucks and backhoes clearing debris, opened and manned a shelter for those displaced by flood waters, and ran multiple boats and vehicles rescuing people from their homes and getting them to high ground and shelters.