3/6/2006 12:00 AM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Firefighters from across the state are at the Brayton Fire Training Field this week as part of the Texas Engineering Extension Service’s 18th Annual Spring Fire Training School, March 6-10.
The Spring School has 172 emergency responders enrolled in courses ranging from basic firefighting and hazardous materials to aircraft firefighting and confined space rescue. In addition to the school, several industrial fire brigades from major petrochemical companies are also training with TEEX this week.
Although firefighter training is conducted year-round at Brayton, the Spring School is the first of four major annual schools hosted by TEEX. The others include the 40th Annual Spanish Fire Training School, July 9-14; the 44th Annual Industrial Fire Training School, July 16-21; and the 77th Annual Municipal Fire Training School, July 23-28.
TEEX is recognized as the world’s top emergency services training institute. Each year, the agency trains more than 81,000 firefighters and emergency responders from throughout Texas, all 50 states and more than 45 countries.
A member of The Texas A&M University System, TEEX offers hands-on, customized training, exercises, technical assistance and technology transfer services impacting Texas and beyond. TEEX programs include fire , homeland security , law enforcement , public works , safety and health , search and rescue and technology transfer .