2018 TEEX Fire Schools get under way

7/9/2018 12:00 AM

COLLEGE STATION - The 2018 Annual Fire Schools conducted by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) kicked off on July 8, and continue for 3 weeks through Friday, July 27. More than 4,000 emergency responders are expected to converge at Brayton Fire Training Field over the three-week period.


”firefighters The 52nd Annual Spanish Fire School, which runs July 8-13, draws hundreds of firefighters from Spanish-speaking countries to Brayton Fire Training Field. The training is conducted entirely in the Spanish language.

The 56th Annual Industrial Fire School will be held July 15-20, and trains firefighters who respond to fires and incidents in large industrial settings. 

The largest of the fire schools is the 89th Annual Municipal Fire School, which begins July 22 with the Vendor Exhibit Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Reed Arena on the campus of Texas A&M University. More than 140 exhibitors including 50 fire trucks will be on hand.

PUBLIC FIREFIGHTING DEMONSTRATION
Public Demonstration Night is set for Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. The public and the media are invited to come out to watch live fire training at Brayton Fire Training Field, 1595 Nuclear Science Road, College Station, TX. 

MEDIA EVENT
A limited number of spots are available for media representatives who would like to participate in the Public Demonstration Night burns. You will have the chance to learn how to put on bunker gear, use a fire hose, and be a part of a hose line for a live burn. Contact: media@teex.tamu.edu

About TEEX's Emergency Services Training Institute
TEEX's Emergency Services Training Institute is home to the 300-acre complex of the Brayton Fire Training Field, Disaster City?, and the Emergency Operations Training Center in College Station, Texas, as well as the Center for Marine Training and Safety in Galveston, Texas. It delivers emergency response training and instruction in over 130 areas. Last year, it trained more than 110,000 people from 62 countries. Fire training for emergency responders has been provided since 1929, when the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas selected Texas A&M University as the site for a permanent firefighter training school. For more information, visit teex.org/esti

Contact Information

Kathy Fraser

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

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