5/17/2007 12:00 AM
A 32-hour Industrial Fire Brigade training school for Chevron was the first emergency services industrial class held in the new H.D. Smith Ops Complex at the Brayton Fire Training Field. The two-story facility, which was dedicated in honor of Chief Henry D. Smith on March 4, includes a welcome center, communications center/scenario observation area, offices and classrooms.
The class of 67 students included members of Chevron Industrial Emergency Teams from facilities throughout the United States and Canada, as well as municipal firefighters from fire departments near Chevron facilities who may have to respond with them during an emergency.
"The students and instructors from Chevron were very impressed with the new, state-of-the-art training classrooms and the new audiovisual presentation technology," said Hugh Morton, who coordinated the class with Chris Lyons and Kirk Richardson of TEEX's Emergency Services Training Institute. The class was also led by 10 instructors from Chevron.
"Chevron has been coming to TEEX twice a year for more than 11 years," Morton added, "and during those 11 years, they have completed all of their training without any injury."