Travel and Personal Protective Equipment
Participants should plan travel to arrive the night before classes begin. The course delivery is at Disaster City? in College Station, Texas. Responders that will be training on the rubble pile or inside of structures at Disaster City? are required to bring the following items to the course:
- Helmet, must be ANSI rated Z89.1-Type 1 with headlamp
- Steel toe safety boots, must be ANSI Z41 PT99 M1/75 C/75
- Eye protection, must be ANSI Z87.1
- Work gloves (leather or extrication gloves)
- Standard work/duty clothing including long-sleeve shirts for every day of class
- Raingear suitable for search and rescue operations. Class exercises are conducted in rain or shine.
- Knee pads and elbow pads
- Hand held flashlight and extra batteries
Courses are offered in two ways: (Except during the Annual Spring Fire School, see info below)
- Open enrollment is open to any agency listed above. These courses must have a minimum of 20 and can have a maximum of 30 participants. This course typically has a broad cross section of responders from across the nation and offers an excellent ability for lessons learned from other departments.
- Contract classes: We can provide this course exclusively for a jurisdiction or region. When conducting contract classes, we can provide additional tailored curriculum and field exercises based on the requirements of the contracting jurisdiction.
Grant funding information
Jurisdictions that receive Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding from their State Administrative Agency (SAA) (e.g. Urban Area Security Initiatives [UASI], Strategic Highway Safety Plans [SHSP], etc.) may be able to utilize those funds to pay for TEEX/ESTI courses. Since states have varying processes and procedures for utilizing grant funds to take US&R training, the best resource will be your city or county administrator or comptroller for homeland security grant funding.
Jurisdictions requiring assistance in establishing regional search and rescue capabilities in the areas of Structural Collapse, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) response, and Water Rescue are encouraged to contact the TEEX/ESTI Rescue Program.
PPE Level: PPE Level 2 see above for other PPE equipment
Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - Noon
Course Limit: 30 Students
Annual School Registration information: Annual Schools require that you use the registration form. You can print the Annual School registration form and mail it with a check, or fax it to (979)
847-9304 with an approved/signed Purchase Order. Only Annual School registration forms will be accepted.
Late Registration Fee:
A late fee of $50.00 will be assessed to payments made after the registration deadline for the Annual Municipal School classes.