The Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue Team (BORSTAR
) began in San Diego in 1998 under the Border Safety Initiative due to the increased occurrence of severe medical emergencies when encountering migrant groups; Customs and Border Protection, BORSTAR
History, June 9, 2003, http://cbp.
The agent out in the field will contact the BORSTAR
unit, and we'll go into rescue mode to locate the aliens.
One of the photos (attached), taken by Getty Images, features a rescue conducted by a local BORSTAR operator and has circulated nationally.
So others may live is the not only the motto for Border Patrol agents who become part of the elite BORSTAR regimen but its also a reality these days for those evacuating the helpless victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.
Our Border Patrol BORSTAR
(Search Trauma and Rescue) agents, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Border Patrol Marine unit will be on hand to provide a mock water and land rescue demonstration.
agents, State Parks rangers and Imperial County Sheriffs deputies conducted a search for the man in the last known approximate location.
The child was rescued and evaluated by BORSTAR
and was determined to be in generally good health.
The Borstars are a select group of Border Patrol agents who receive special training in emergency medical treatment and in search and rescue.