From fast boat rescue and personal survival techniques to marine firefighting, the Center for Marine Training and Safety offers a full spectrum of maritime and offshore training courses. Extensive hands-on activities and practical training enhance participants’ technical knowledge and skills. In addition to firefighting, courses include rescue, safety, and spill prevention courses, as well as land-based marine firefighting. The continuing education and professional development experience is second to none. Spill prevention and control courses provide the information necessary to supervise employees and contractors in the control, mitigation, and management of a spill response operation for both freshwater and coastal environments. These programs provide one of the largest open enrollment and training schedules of its type with courses conducted in College Station, Galveston, or at customer specified locations. Designated courses meet OSHA 29 CFR 19120.120 annual HAZWOPER refresher training requirements.

Safety First

All students participating in training at TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field are required to follow all guidelines in the Student Safety Manual for the fire field.

Fire Field Student Safety Manual

CMTS is a joint operation of TEEX and Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Marine Class Schedule At-a-Glance Galveston Class Schedule At-a-Glance


Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended

Custom Training Information

If you have a special training need, contact us to create a class to your specifications.

Marine Training and Safety

Kirk Richardson
Training Director
Email: kirk.richardson@teex.tamu.edu
Phone: (979) 845-1158

This is a fantastic program, which gives me a wide variety of tools and knowledge to assess National Guard properties throughout Michigan. Your instructional staff is top notch and well versed in the discipline.

— Infrastructure Protection Certificate
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