HOUSTON — LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, announced a donation of $100,000 to fund specialized emergency training for six Houston-area fire departments that serve key industrial corridors. The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), an internationally recognized leader in emergency response training and firefighting, will …

The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) was selected to provide emergency management training and exercises for the renowned Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, MD.

A six-member instructional team, led by Executive Programs Director Rick Comley, developed and delivered a successful, four-day capstone course, Exercising Emergency Management Executive Policy and Decision-making, in September for the …

Texas Task Force 1, the state's elite urban search and rescue team, will respond to a mock earthquake catastrophe at Disaster City during a full-scale operational readiness exercise March 2-4. The annual exercise prepares and maintains the unparalleled skills of Texas Task Force 1 by utilizing Disaster City's catastrophically destroyed mock infrastructure. The unique facility creates …

Minneapolis, MN area responders that were dispatched to the bridge collapse on I-35 had been training and exercising in preparation for a large scale response for years. So when the I-35 bridge collapsed without warning with 160 people on the bridge killing 13 and injuring 121 others, they were ready. I took many courses from TEEX-NERRTC over the years that helped me in the response.

— John Fruetel, Assistant Fire Chief, Minneapolis, MN
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