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Coast Guard invites search and rescue professionals to workgroup

April 6, 2015

GALVESTON, Texas — Search and rescue professionals and media are invited to the 2015 Search and Rescue Workgroup hosted by Coast Guard Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday.

WHO: The Coast Guard and state and local search and rescue agencies

WHAT: Search and Rescue Workgroup for professionals to discuss capabilities, discuss best practices, build partnerships and watch Coast Guard helicopter and boat training; Coast Guard personnel will be available for media interviews

WHEN: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; search and rescue training is scheduled to commence at 12:45 p.m.

WHERE: Coast Guard Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas 1 Ferry Rd, Galveston, TX 77550

RSVP: Media interested in attending must contact the Public Affairs Detachment by Tuesday, April 7, no later than 12 p.m. Public Affairs Detachment Houston is available at (281)-464-4810 or (832)-293-1293 or

The 2nd annual SAR Workgroup is geared toward search and rescue agency coordination and partnership, with emphasis on SAR policy, capabilities and response.