COLLEGE STATION — The public is invited to witness firefighters in action as they battle large, intense blazes at the annual TEEX Public Firefighting Demonstration on Wednesday, July 24, at Brayton Fire Training Field. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the event is free.
The demonstration will begin by 7:30 p.m. as instructors with the 90th Annual Municipal Fire Training School explain and demonstrate techniques used to extinguish fires on several full-scale, live-fire training props. The Municipal Fire Training School is the largest school of its kind in the world, and is the last of three summer fire training schools held each year at Brayton Fire Training Field. This week’s school has nearly 1,500 participants and over 450 guest instructors and safety officers.
Earlier this month, the Industrial Fire School drew 736 firefighters from some of the largest petrochemical companies in the world, and the Escuela para Bomberos en Espanol attracted 375 Spanish-speaking firefighters from 19 countries.
The annual Texas Fire Training Schools and the Public Firefighting Demo Night are hosted by the Emergency Services Training Institute of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).
For more information and directions: visit the Public Firefighting Demonstration webpage.
Location: 1595 Nuclear Science Road, College Station, TX 77843
Parking: Free in designated areas
Weather: In case of inclement weather, monitor the TEEX Facebook page: www.facebook.com/teexfans
About Annual Fire Schools
Each year, thousands of fire service personnel from municipalities and industries around the world participate in intensive weeklong training courses that make up the annual summer fire schools. Courses range from basic to advanced levels and are taught by hundreds of guest instructors, each experienced in specific areas of emergency response.
About TEEX-Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI)
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Emergency Services Training Institute (TEEX-ESTI) 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. Last year, ESTI trained more than 116,000 people from around the world in 130 emergency response discipline areas. For more information, visit Fire & Emergency Services.