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Search is an Emergency

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About Us

Training at DFD

First Response Search and Rescue Team is a non-profit corporation that has been quietly working behind the scenes for over 24 years, assisting law enforcement, with their lost, missing and abduction investigations.  Nationally certified search and rescue technicians and canines available 24/7 and no cost to you, the victim or family involved.  Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and how we can serve you.

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For Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Searching for a lost or missing person is very resource intensive.  Who do you call for help?  Other police agencies, the fire department, the group you heard about that claims to be a search and rescue team?    All may be viable options, but do you want to stake your reputation, maybe   your job, the life of the victim, on an unknown or un-trained, non-certified resource?  Would you want any less than the best for your family?

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Want to Join the Team?

Searchers in field

First Response is not the largest search team in Texas and that is intentional.  We understand the training it takes to be a professional, to be the best, and we focus on your success to assure a quality resource for the victim we serve.  

We train to the highest national standards to better prepare our members and canines to be ready for that 2am call for help.

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Professional Training

Search Dog

Our member training covers a wide variety of topics to better prepare our team members in performing their best.  Training topics include Basic Search and Rescue, Search and Rescue Technician certification preperation (Urban and Wilderness), Basic First aid and Wilderness First aid, Radio Communications, Search Management, and Search Canine training,   In afddition, we help to train various FEMA CERT and Civil Air Patrol groups to work with us so we may expand our manpower as needed. 

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Corporate Informtion

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First Response is a 501(c)3, non-profit, tax exempt charity. We have no paid staff or members.  All members donate their time, talent, and resources to make our service to the community a reality.

First Response recieves no funding from any governmental agency and are supported through grants and donations.  We NEVER charge the requesting agency, victim, or their family for our service.

First Response works exclusively with law enforcement and other official agencies an emergency response resource.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

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First Response Search and Rescue

4628 FM 2088, Winnsboro, TX 75494, US

(903) 578-4911 non-emergency