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MEDIA ADVISORY: Nearly 2,000 firefighters take the heat to improve skills

7/27/2010 12:00 AM

MEDIA ADVISORY: HOTTEST TRAINING IN TEXAS

WHAT:
81st Annual Municipal Fire Training School
It's the largest school of its kind in the world. This year, more than 1,900 students and 502 guest instructors and safety officers are in attendance. Hosted by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in conjunction with the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas.

WHERE:
College Station – TEEX’s Brayton Fire Training Field, 1595 Nuclear Science Road.

WHEN:
July 25 - 30, 2010. The best day for media coverage of live-fire training activities is Thursday, July 29, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., although we will work to meet your needs throughout the week. Please let us know ahead of time if you plan to cover the event. You may also wish to cover the Public Firefighting Demo – Night Burn – on the evening of Wednesday, July 28.

NOTE: Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required at the fire field. Also consider a hat or cap and sunscreen.

INTERVIEWS:
It’s very likely that firefighters from your coverage area will attend this training. If you have special interview requests, please let us know in advance. Call Brian Blake at 979-324-8995.

Public Firefighting Demo – Night Burn – July 28
On July 28, TEEX will host a public firefighting demonstration in conjunction with Municipal Fire Training School. Everyone is invited to this free event. Gates open at the Brayton Fire Training Field at 7 p.m., and a children’s fire-awareness class begins at 7:30 p.m. Immediately following the awareness class, TEEX instructors will explain and demonstrate techniques used to extinguish fires on selected full-scale, live-fire training props. The event will end at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Weather:
Should forecasted weather conditions warrant cancellation of the event, TEEX will notify local media outlets.

Contact
Brian Blake
TEEX Public Relations Director
Cell Phone: 979-324-8995
E-mail: Brian.Blake@teexmail.tamu.edu

Contact Information

Kathy Fraser

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

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