Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is an internationally recognized leader in emergency response training, workforce training and technical assistance. Last year, TEEX served more than 174,000 people from every U.S. state and 109 countries worldwide. Major TEEX programs include Fire and Emergency Services, Infrastructure and Safety, Law Enforcement and Protective Services and Business and Cyber Solutions.
As part of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and home to the National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center, TEEX has also been a leader in homeland security training since 1998, providing federally funded homeland security training and exercises for communities across the nation.
Beyond training and technical assistance, the agency also sponsors two statewide response teams, Texas A&M Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) and Texas A&M Public Works Response Team (TX-PWRT). While TX-TF1, an elite urban search and rescue team, provides emergency response personnel and resources during disasters, TX-PWRT restores public utilities such as water, gas and electricity after disasters.