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FireFighterAcademy.com: 200+ years of training packed into one online course


Date: August 7, 2012  

COLLEGE STATION - The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and PennWell Corporation’s Fire Engineering Books & Videos are proud to announce the Fall 2012 launch of FireFighterAcademy.com — a comprehensive online course for National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I and II certification.

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Designed to meet and surpass all knowledge and skill requirements for NFPA 1001 and related NFPA 472 requirements, FireFighterAcademy.com will provide cutting edge, intuitive training modules for fire and emergency response personnel who are serious about safety, survival, and effective firefighting techniques.

The site will be highly interactive with nearly 400 videos demonstrating firefighting skills along with commentaries from nationally known training instructors. The course will offer a complete virtual classroom, giving students everything they need to prepare for hands-on skills training and NFPA 1001 certification testing provided by TEEX at the renowned Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station, Texas.

“Because PennWell’s Fire Engineering Books & Videos, along with Fire Engineering magazine and Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC), all share the unified mission of training and educating the fire service, we made certain that superior quality was at the forefront of the site’s development for FireFighterAcademy.com,” said Bobby Halton, editor of Fire Engineering.

This unprecedented collaboration between two of the world’s most well-respected training resources, TEEX and Fire Engineering Books & Videos, unites educational technology with the training methods that are geared for tomorrow’s fire and emergency service leaders. In a fast-paced world where schedules are demanding, FireFighterAcademy.com is the fast-track solution to a fulfilling career in fire and emergency services.

“Our number one goal is and always has been providing high-quality education and realistic hands-on training,” said Robert Moore, Director of TEEX’s Emergency Services Training Institute and the Brayton Fire Training Field. “With FireFighterAcademy.com, we’re proud to say we’re continuing this tradition through the dynamic blended learning environment designed and developed here at TEEX in partnership with PennWell Publishing,” he said.

To learn more about this upcoming resource for the fire service, visit FireFighterAcademy.com.

For more information, please contact:
Jason Loyd, Online Training Manager
Jason.Loyd@teex.tamu.edu.

About TEEX (Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service)
World renowned for its hands-on, customized training, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service offers a wide range of technical and skills training programs aimed at employed workers and those entering the labor force. During its fiscal year 2011, TEEX provided training and technical assistance to more than 180,450 people from all 50 states, five U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and 73 countries. TEEX is a member of The Texas A&M University System, one of the largest and most complex systems of higher education in the United States. Through a statewide network of 11 university campuses, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students, conducts more than $772 million in research and reaches another 22 million people through service and outreach programs each year.

About Fire Engineering Books & Videos
Fire Engineering Books & Videos has made it their primary focus to provide materials that the modern fire service needs to train and operate properly, whether the focus is basic firefighting or managing the department’s budget. Written by top experts in the fire service, Fire Engineering Books & Videos products are widely adopted by training instructors around the world. Fire Engineering Books & Videos is owned by PennWell Corp., a worldwide media company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

About PennWell
PennWell Corp. is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: oil and gas, electric power, water and wastewater, renewable, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, converting, nanotechnology, fire, emergency services and dental. Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes over 100 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, Web sites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China. In 2010, PennWell celebrated 100 years in business.

For Media Inquiries:

Brian Blake, Communications Director
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
Brian.Blake@tamu.edu
979-458-6837 (office) or 979-324-8995 (cell)


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