Exactly 533 firefighters from refineries and other industries from across the country are attending a week of training at Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station. The 48th annual Industrial Fire School will continue through Friday.
On Wednesday, instructors, firefighters and Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) staff paused for a ceremony at the Guest Instructors’ Memorial Wall, which honors the late guest instructors who have taught during the Spanish, Industrial and Municipal Fire Schools throughout the years.
Next week, TEEX will host the 81st annual Municipal Fire School, which caters to city and volunteer firefighters. On July 25, at Reed Arena, TEEX will host a massive fire vendor show to kick off the week.
Public Demonstration July 28
On July 28, TEEX will host a public firefighting demonstration in conjunction with Municipal School. Everyone is invited. Gates open 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 training props.