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Because Everyone Deserves toCome home

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ABOUT Raven Response Group

Raven Response Group was established as a Private Volunteer Search and Rescue Organization and serves in partnership with the Compass Foundation; a 501 (c)3 serving as a resource for law enforcement and emergency services. Specializing in K9 Search and Rescue and Recovery, communications, and search management. We deploy for missing/lost persons and disasters at the request of Law Enforcement, Fire/Emergency Management, and/or FEMA.  

meet the Leadership team

Brett Shayler

Brett started his volunteer career in Search and Rescue over 20 years ago and has served with a K9 partner for most of those years.  He has run both live find and Human Remains K9s and is currently serving with K9 Alex who is a dual purpose K9 for Area Search and Trailing.  Brett has an extensive background in Ground Search and Rescue, Search Management, Mounted Search and Rescue, K9 Search and Rescue, Urban Search and Rescue, Dive Rescue, and Emergency Management.  Brett also currently serves with the Erath County Sheriff's Posse mounted unit. 

Karen Shayler

Started in Search and Rescue almost 10 years ago.  She currently serves with K9 Gus and K9 Liberty.  Both are Trailing K9's.

Karen has extensive training and experience in Ground Search and Rescue, K9 Search and Rescue, Mounted Search and Rescue, Urban Search and Rescue, Search Management, and Emergency Management.  Karen also currently serves with the Erath County Sheriff's Posse mounted unit. 

David Clay

David along with Brett helped to start Raven Response Group.  He has served with us almost since the beginning.  David started his service with K9 Scooter who was a Human Remains Detection K9.  When Scooter retired, David continued to assist with K9 training and has been a fixed part of the team for many years.  His expertise and knowledge make him a great teacher and member. He has extensive knowlege and training in Ground Search and Rescue, K9 Search and Rescue, Search Management, and Emergency Management.

David Sidle

Currently serving us in Montana, David has been a team lead and liaison for 5 years.  He serves with K9 Bailee in Area Search and Human Remains Detection. David has extensive experience in Ground Search, Search Management, K9 Search and Rescue, Fire and Emergency Management. David has extensive volunteer experience with Civil Air Patrol and serveral other Search and Rescue teams.

Certified K9's

OUR SERVICES

  • Ground Search and Rescue

  • K9 Search and Rescue 

  • Mounted Search And Rescue

  • Search Management

  • Communications

You have not lived until you have done Something for someone who can never repay you

-john Bunyan

Join The Team

Want to join? We welcome anyone who is interested in joining our team to reach out to us at the non-emergency number below.  All our training is done utilizing current Search and Rescue Standards.  Our training standards meet and/or exceed current industry standards.

All required training must be completed before member is permitted to deploy for any position.  Team members are required to attend and participate in at least 50% of unit meetings and training and submit proof of any extra training to their unit leadership or to main office if training outside of a unit every year.  

Currently seeking for North Texas

K9 Handlers (Area, Trailing, and HRD) - Volunteer position; requires at minimum an understanding of basic canine behavior as it relates to Search And Rescue and experience/training in Ground Search and Rescue. All K9's shall be certified in their discipline utilizing double blind standards. No exceptions. Contact us for a list of acceptable certifying organizations.

Mounted Search And Rescue - Volunteer position; requires at minimum an understanding of basic horsemanship and equine behavior.

Currently taking applications for Louisiana

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Hours of operation 

Non-Emergency Hours

Mon-Fri: 9AM to 6PM (Central)

Sat-Sun: Closed

(817)760-0727

This EMERGENCY phone is answered 24 hours per day for emergencies only. If no answer leave a message. Someone WILL call you back shortly.

contact us

P.O. Box 265

Lipan, TX 76462

(817)247-4438 (Non-Emergency)