Extension Program

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is keeping Texas prepared by helping our state’s communities solve local problems in the areas of fire and emergency services; law enforcement and protective services; and critical infrastructure management and recovery, including water and wastewater operations and management. These services are funded by the State of Texas. Whether providing quality training to meet community needs, or technical assistance, TEEX stands ready to offer expertise in these critical areas.

STATE-FUNDED SERVICES OFFERED

Classroom and Hands-On Training | On-Site Technical Assistance

Training is designed to your needs and it meets or exceeds certification and continuing education requirements.
Our in-depth, on-site technical assistance includes planning, assessments, troubleshooting and recovery.

Fire and Emergency Services

Provides exceptional, standard-based training to State of Texas fire and emergency service personnel for the protection of life and property.

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Law Enforcement and Protective Services

Provides law enforcement training and technical assistance to local law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

Critical Infrastructure/Water and Wastewater Management and Recovery

Provides in-depth, on-site technical assistance and training to water and wastewater facilities and personnel and serves as the initial point of contact for the Texas A&M Public Works Response Team (TX-PWRT).

Extension Contacts by Region

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Extension Regional Managers and Coordinators

Our Regional Managers and Regional Coordinators live and work in their respective regions. Each one is an experienced leader familiar with the challenges and needs of local agencies and response organizations—from small towns and rural areas to large municipalities.

Our regional staff can connect you with TEEX’s services. Let us know how we can help. Find your Regional Manager or Coordinator and contact them by phone or email.

Region 1

Fire and Emergency Services

Michael Cole - TEEX Regional Manager fire extension region 1

Michael Cole
Regional Manager
(979) 500-6807

David Atkinson - TEEX Regional Coordinator fire extension region 1

David Atkinson
Regional Coordinator
(979) 500-6906

Law Enforcement and Protective Services

David Chaney Headshot

David Chaney
Regional Manager
(979) 500-6949

Critical Infrastructure / Water and Wastewater Management and Recovery

Jason Barber - TEEX Regional Coordinator water extension region 1

Jason Barber
Regional Manager
(979) 229-8454

Region 1 Counties

Anderson
Bowie
Camp
Cass
Cherokee
Collin
Cooke
Dallas
Delta
Denton
Ellis
Erath
Fannin
Franklin
Grayson
Gregg
Harrison
Henderson
Hood
Hopkins
Hunt

Johnson
Kaufman
Lamar
Marion
Morris
Navarro
Palo Pinto
Panola
Parker
Rains
Red River
Rockwall
Rusk
Smith
Somervell
Tarrant
Titus
Upshur
Van Zandt
Wise
Wood

Region 2

Fire and Emergency Services

Jason Jackson - TEEX Regional Manager fire extension Region 2

Jason Jackson
Regional Manager
(979) 500-6839

Brian Sheffer

Brian Sheffer
Regional Coordinator
(979) 500-6907

Law Enforcement and Protective Services

Chris Jett - TEEX Regional Manager law extension Region 2

Chris Jett
Regional Manager
(979) 500-6990

Critical Infrastructure / Water and Wastewater Management and Recovery

Susie Blake - TEEX Regional Manager water extension Region 2

Susie Blake
Regional Manager
(979) 213-2932

Region 2 Counties

Angelina
Austin
Brazoria
Brazos
Burleson
Chambers
Colorado
Fort Bend
Galveston
Grimes
Hardin
Harris
Houston
Jasper
Jefferson
Leon
Liberty
Madison

Matagorda
Montgomery
Nacogdoches
Newton
Orange
Polk
Robertson
Sabine
San Augustine
San Jacinto
Shelby
Trinity
Tyler
Walker
Waller
Washington
Wharton


Region 3

Fire and Emergency Services

Dallas Renfrew  - TEEX Regional Manager fire extension Region 3

Dallas Renfrew
Regional Manager
(979) 500-6811

Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz
Regional Coordinator
(979) 500-6915

Law Enforcement and Protective Services

Richard Flores Headshot

Richard Flores
Regional Manager
(979) 500-6966

Critical Infrastructure / Water and Wastewater Management and Recovery

Leonel Cruz Headshot

Leo Cruz
Regional Manager
(979) 286-4609

Region 3 Counties

Aransas
Bee
Brooks
Cameron
Dimmit
Duval
Edwards
Hidalgo
Jim Hogg
Jim Wells
Kenedy
Kinney
Kleberg
LaSalle
Live Oak
Maverick
Nueces
Real
Refugio
San Patricio

Starr
Uvalde
Val Verde
Webb
Willacy
Zapata
Zavala

Region 4

Fire and Emergency Services

Tony Lenard - TEEX Regional Manager fire extension Region 4

Tony Lenard
Regional Manager
(979) 500-6809

Peter Walsh
Regional Coordinator
(979) 500-6908

Law Enforcement and Protective Services

Miriam Bogle Headshot

Miriam Bogle
Regional Manager
(979) 645-6490

Critical Infrastructure / Water and Wastewater Management and Recovery

Aaron Ramos Headshot

Aaron Ramos
Regional Manager
(979) 286-4785

Region 4 Counties

Andrews
Borden
Brewster
Coke
Concho
Crane
Crockett
Culberson
Dawson
Ector
El Paso
Gaines
Glasscock
Howard
Hudspeth
Irion
Jeff Davis
Kimble
Loving
Martin

Mason
McCulloch
Menard
Midland
Pecos
Presidio
Reagan
Reeves
Schleicher
Sterling
Sutton
Terrell
Tom Green
Upton
Ward
Winkler

Region 5

Fire and Emergency Services

Henry Perry - TEEX Regional Manager fire extension Region 5

Henry Perry
Regional Manager
(979) 500-6810

Brad Britten

Brad Britten
Regional Coordinator
(979) 500-6916

Law Enforcement and Protective Services

 - TEEX Regional Manager law extension region 5

Critical Infrastructure / Water and Wastewater Management and Recovery

Remington Burklund Headshot

Remington Burkland
Regional Manager
(979) 286-3683

Region 5 Counties

Archer
Armstrong
Bailey
Baylor
Briscoe
Brown
Callahan
Carson
Castro
Childress
Clay
Cochran
Coleman
Collingsworth
Comanche
Cottle
Crosby
Dallam
Deaf Smith
Dickens
Donley
Eastland
Fisher
Floyd
Foard
Garza
Gray
Hale
Hall
Hansford
Hardeman
Hartley
Haskell
Hemphill
Hockley
Hutchinson

Jack
Jones
Kent
King
Knox
Lamb
Lipscomb
Lubbock
Lynn
Mitchell
Montague
Moore
Motley
Nolan
Ochiltree
Oldham
Parmer
Potter
Randall
Roberts
Runnels
Scurry
Shackelford
Sherman
Stephens
Stonewall
Swisher
Taylor
Terry
Throckmorton
Wheeler
Wichita
Wilbarger
Yoakum
Young

Region 6

Fire and Emergency Services

Tommy Jacobs - TEEX Regional Manager fire extension Region 6

Tommy “TJ” Jacobs
Regional Manager
(979) 500-6808

Rick Wall
Regional Coordinator
(979) 500-6909

Law Enforcement and Protective Services

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Russell Kneese
Regional Manager
(979) 500-6991

Critical Infrastructure / Water and Wastewater Management and Recovery

Steve Ash  - TEEX Regional Manager water extension Region 6

Steve Ash
Regional Manager
(979) 321-2392

Region 6 Counties

Atascosa
Bandera
Bastrop
Bell
Bexar
Blanco
Bosque
Burnet
Caldwell
Calhoun
Comal
Coryell
DeWitt
Falls
Fayette
Freestone
Frio
Gillespie
Goliad
Gonzales
Guadalupe
Hamilton

Hays
Hill
Jackson
Karnes
Kendall
Kerr
Lampasas
Lavaca
Lee
Limestone
Llano
McLennan
McMullen
Medina
Milam
Mills
San Saba
Travis
Victoria
Williamson
Wilson

Regional Directors

Fire and Emergency Services

Darren Smith
Regional Director
(979) 500-6812

Law Enforcement and Protective Services

 - TEEX Regional Manager law extension region 6

Program Director

Critical Infrastructure / Water and Wastewater Management and Recovery

James Fischer - TEEX Regional Director - Water Extension

James Fischer
Regional Director
(979) 645-6513

Extension is Realistic.

TEEX is an internationally recognized leader in emergency response training, workforce training, and technical assistance. We have expanded our outreach efforts to Texas communities to offer timely and practical assistance in these areas through our robust regional network.

Extension is Relevant.

With regional managers and coordinators in six regions across the state, we can tailor training, response and technical assistance to solve problems that local communities, agencies and facilities are challenged with right now. Our work is focused on developing solutions for both everyday issues and sudden emergencies, no matter what the circumstances entail.

Extension is Impactful.

Over the past 10 years, TEEX has served an average of more than 100,000 Texans annually, reaching 98 percent of Texas counties. Our experts can provide hands-on assistance and training in a variety of topic areas. No job is too big or too small for us to tackle.