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Welcome to San Marcos Area Recovery Team!

     The San Marcos Area Recovery Team (SMART) is a public safety dive team specializing in underwater investigation and recovery.   Based out of San Marcos, we serve communities all over the Central Texas area, and have traveled out of state and internationally.  Along with the South Hays Fire Department, we are a division of Hays County ESD #3.   Our members are Firefighters, Police Officers,  EMS personnel, and public safety professionals from various departments.


The San Marcos Area Recovery Team is looking for volunteers!

     To be eligible, you must:

Be at least 18 years of age.

Be an American Citizen or lawful Permanent Resident.

Submit to a Criminal History, Background Check, and Driving History;

Have No pending, differed, or conviction on any felonies or class A misdemeanors.  Class B and C misdemeanors; arrests, charges, and convictions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  All arrests, charges and dispositions must be fully disclosed.

Be able to pass a drug test and consent to random testing.

Be certified as an EMT, Paramedic, Firefighter, or Police Officer, and hold not less than two years of experience in public safety.  Military Service or extensive diving experience is considered on a case by case basis and may waive the 2 year requirement.

Be a certified SCUBA Diver, willing to train and advance your certifications.

Topside Support Personnel are not required to be certified divers.

Be able to obtain a Class B (exempt) drivers license and Texas Boater Card.

Understand that this is a volunteer position that requires regular training and can expose volunteers to certain hazards associated with public safety diving.



Send your donation to:

San Marcos Area Recovery Team

1401 West San Antonio Street

San Marcos, Texas 78666

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