About Us

It comes down to saving lives. From providing emergency responders to disasters across the state and nation to developing training and practical workforce solutions, TEEX makes a difference worldwide. More than 174,000 people representing every U.S. state and 109 countries are served annually through on-site and online resources for specialties from homeland security to economic development and workforce training.

Home to some of the world’s top training facilities, the emergency preparedness campus in Bryan/College Station includes the Brayton Fire Training Field, Disaster City® and the Emergency Operations Training Center. Customized TEEX training programs develop practical solutions for each client’s need through hands-on instructional facilities for public utilities, law enforcement and unexploded ordinance training at the home campus or at customer-specified locations worldwide.

Texas A&M Task Force 1 and Texas Task Force 2, the state’s elite urban search and rescue teams, are sponsored by TEEX. Throughout its existence, TX-TF1 has served the state of Texas and the nation by participating in over 100 deployments, completing search and rescue missions with highly trained and qualified personnel.

As part of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and home to the National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center, TEEX has been leading homeland security training since 1998.

The major TEEX programs include fire and rescue, infrastructure and safety, law enforcement, economic and workforce development, and homeland security. As a member of The Texas A&M University System, TEEX is unique in its ability to access a broad range of emerging research and technical expertise. Beginning with course design and development all the way through hands-on instruction and national certification testing, TEEX delivers comprehensive training through both classroom and hands-on instruction and as online courses. Hosting services for online courses, technical assistance and technology validation, and bilingual training and translation services also are available.

By placing safety and well-being above all and by focusing on prevention and response, TEEX has become a comprehensive training provider through more than 80 years of extension training. Working with other agencies and encouraging involvement has led to better fire safety and emergency response, cleaner drinking water, better roads and infrastructure, improved homeland security, safer workplaces, heightened public safety and security, new therapeutics manufacturing and the evolution of cybersecurity.

Through innovative programs and adaptive outreach, TEEX services are created to train the people who expand the security, occupational and economic development of Texas and beyond.​​​

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TEEX makes a difference by providing training, developing practical solutions, and saving lives.


TEEX is an adaptive and innovative service agency making a difference worldwide


Safety – We place safety and well-being above all by focusing on prevention and response.
Teamwork – We embrace collaboration and encourage involvement.
Adaptability – We rapidly adjust to the needs of our team members, our customers, and our environment.
Respect – We value the unique skills and ideas of every individual.
Stewardship – We commit to the wise management of our human, natural, and material resources.

Leadership Behaviors

TEEX believes strong leadership is key to an effective organization. For this reason, we are committed to leadership behaviors of Work/Life Balance, Communication, Accountability, Recognition and Empowerment. View the full Leadership Behaviors document.

Strategic Plan

The Fiscal Year 2018 TEEX Strategic Plan charts a course for TEEX that complements the Texas A&M University System Strategic Plan, while recognizing and preparing for the unique challenges and opportunities the future holds.