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Unit 54 Basic Responder Challenge

Basic Training Unit 54 spent their Thanksgiving week engaged in the Basic Responder Challenge, a three day competition involving physical, navigational, and mental challenges. Reformed for the Challenge into six squads, the men faced new team dynamics while tackling a variety of tasks, some old and rehearsed, others new and unique.



The unit forms up to run the obstacle course at the beginning of day two’s Adventure Race.

Veterans week and the 24

This last week ALERT has had the opportunity to honor U.S. military veterans at multiple events in the area through color guard and choral performances. These included a parade, a high school special event, a church service, and finished with our own Banquet on Thursday night.


The ALERT Color Guard at our annual banquet for Veterans and First Responders.

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The ALERT mixed chorus performed a patriotic tribute to the Armed Services.


Meanwhile, Basic Training Unit 54 completed their Endurance Hike of approximately fifty-four miles within twenty-four hours.

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S.D.S. Seargent First Class Nicholas Greenlee addresses the unit as they prepare to hike.

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The column stretches out over the difficult climb on “the rockfall.”

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The trail snakes through the mountains and woods of the Ouachita National Forest in eastern Oklahoma.

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Captain Keon Pendergast congratulates the unit in the early morning after the hike’s finish.

Unit 53 Sawyer Deployment to Ivanhoe, Texas


Deploying 30 men to help a family clean up an extensive number of twisted and mangled trees after a tornado swept through their area, ALERT was able to put in over 330 man-hours of service in one day.


Here are just a few photos from Unit 53’s ERT service deployment to Ivanhoe, Texas.


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Moving to another work site. The men helped drop and remove trees in an area of over 50 acres.



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The ALERT saw trailer


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Taking a break to sharpen chains and maintenance saws

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