COLLEGE STATION – An aircraft’s fuselage explodes into flames. Railcars carrying crude oil have derailed and are burning. Several structures are on fire and a chemical refinery is billowing with smoke.
These are a few of the scenarios that nearly 400 firefighters from across Texas are facing during the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Annual Spring Fire School this week. The 2020 school runs from March 1-6 at Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station.
Fourteen courses are offered this year, including popular courses such as Firefighting Phase I, Emergency Medical Responder, Industrial Exterior Fire Brigade Training and Wildland Firefighter. Classes are conducted by TEEX staff members and nearly 50 guest instructors and safety officers.
The Spring Fire School is conducted each year by TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute in conjunction with the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas. Three additional Fire Training Schools for municipal, industrial and Spanish firefighters and emergency personnel are held at Brayton Fire Training Field during July each year.
Learn more about TEEX’s Fire Training Schools at https://www.teex.org/annualschools.