2/11/2002 12:00 AM
When a fire breaks out on the shop floor or a hazardous material is accidentally spilled during transport, there isn’t always time to call for outside emergency assistance. Having personnel trained in the areas of firefighting, hazardous materials and rescue operations may literally be the key to survival in an emergency situation.
The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), of the TEEX Technology and Economic Development Division, is partnering with the Emergency Services Training Institute to provide industrial fire training to small manufacturers in Texas.
“Chief Tye and I see this as a perfect example of divisions collaborating to better serve the customer and to find new markets,” said TED Division Head Gary Sera. “Through this partnership, small manufacturers throughout the state will be able to access emergency services offered by ESTI through the TMAC network.”
Classes are held on an open enrollment basis at the Brayton Fire Training Field and National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) campus in College Station. The campus covers 120 acres of classrooms and props providing realistic firefighting, rescue and other emergency training. In addition, many classes may be customized to suit a manufacturer’s particular needs and taught on-site.
Training courses offered include Industrial Fire Brigade, Structural Firefighting, Bulk Storage Firefighting, Confined Space and Rope Rescue and Hazardous Materials Technician.