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TEEX helps Houston emergency personnel prepare for Super Bowl LI

1/31/2017 12:00 AM

COLLEGE STATION - Nearly 650 emergency responders in the Houston metropolitan area are better prepared for the upcoming Super Bowl LI thanks, in part, to training they received from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).

 

Over the past two years, TEEX has trained Houston-area emergency personnel in courses related to critical infrastructure protection, threat and risk assessment, sports and special events risk management, incident management, disaster response, cyber incident preparedness, response to hazmat/WMD incidents, and protective measures for biological incidents.

 

Tens of thousands of fans plan to attend the NFL’s pinnacle event on Feb. 5 at the NRG Stadium in Houston, where the Atlanta Falcons will face the New England Patriots. Up to 1 million people are also expected to visit the fan festival, Super Bowl LIVE, and the NFL Experience in downtown Houston.

 

“TEEX’s National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, in cooperation with the other members of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and with our partners at NCS 4, has delivered numerous courses to assist responders in the Houston area prepare for this national event,” said Jesse Watkins, Director of Operations for NERRTC. “This training was DHS/FEMA-funded and provided at no cost to the individual participants.”

 

The specialized courses were delivered as part of the Homeland Security National Training Program. Some of the training was conducted in cooperation with the University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS 4).

 

TEEX has already met with city officials and emergency managers in Minneapolis/St. Paul, the site of Super Bowl 52, and has begun offering training to emergency personnel in the area. 

Contact Information

Kathy Fraser

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

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