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Texas communities benefit from knowledge gained by first responders at the TEEX Annual Leadership Development Symposium

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Leadership Development Symposium returned to San Marcos, Texas, January 8-10, 2024. The annual symposium, which celebrated its 16th year, enhances the leadership skills of the emergency response community and offers a robust environment for leadership education and development in a variety of important areas….

Two Longtime Leaders in the Texas Fire Service Earn Texas Fire Service Hall of Honor Lifetime Achievement Awards for Their Outstanding Contributions

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – On Sunday evening, January 7, two individuals were inducted into the Texas Fire Service Hall of Honor for their career-long commitment to the Texas Fire Service. This Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes current or former firefighters or emergency service personnel who have made significant contributions that have been widely recognized in the…

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Brings Annual Spanish Fire School to Latin America

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA – Each year, emergency response professionals from all over Latin America attend the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Spanish Fire School to participate in Spanish language fire and emergency courses. From August 6 to 10 of this year, TEEX hosted its 57th annual Spanish Fire School at the SACS Group facility in…

More than 1600 Fire Service Professionals Attend Texas Annual Fire Training School at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – Firefighters and emergency service personnel from across the state and the nation came to College Station to attend Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Texas Annual Fire Training Schools. From July 16 to 21, Industrial Fire School attracted professionals from corporations and industries nationwide. More than 750 students strengthened their skills…

TEEX Offers Product Testing and Development Assistance, Improving First Responder Safety

Although many know Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) as a provider of emergency response training and technical assistance, TEEX also offers unique product testing capabilities through the TEEX Testing and Innovation Center (TT&IC). The TT&IC leverages the knowledge, experience, facilities, and subject matter experts of TEEX, along with the research capabilities of the Texas…

First Annual Texas Fire Service Hall of Honor Lifetime Achievement Award Honors Outstanding Contributions to the Texas Fire Service

FRISCO, TEXAS – On Monday, January 9, four individuals were inducted into the new Texas Fire Service Hall of Honor for their career-long commitments to the Texas Fire Service. These individuals were the first recipients of the Texas Fire Service Hall of Honor Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes current or former firefighters or emergency service…

No More Recess – Mauras Leaves Classroom to Become First Responder

“World-renowned training in her backyard” is how Shannon Mauras describes Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service fire and emergency training in just a few words. Initially a school teacher, Mauras felt a calling to become a first responder. In 2020, she joined the Brazos County Precinct 3 Volunteer Fire Department. She took basic EMT training through…

ProCot and TEEX Train First Responders on How to Handle Propane Emergencies

Fires involving propane seem like they might be severe incidents. But when first responders have trained alongside propane industry members, they can mitigate that response much more easily. That is why the Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) recently teamed up for a two-day course on handling propane…

More than 1500 Fire Service Professionals Attend Texas Annual Fire Training School

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – For the past two weeks, firefighters and emergency service personnel from across the state and the nation came to College Station to attend Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Texas Annual Fire Training Schools. Industrial Fire School, from July 17 to 22, attracts professionals from corporations and industries around the country….

Texas communities benefit from knowledge gained by first responders at TEEX Annual Leadership Development Symposium

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – After a one-year hiatus, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Leadership Development Symposium returned to San Marcos, Texas, from May 17-19, 2022. The annual symposium, celebrating its 13th year, offers an unmatched opportunity for education and leadership development of the Texas emergency response community. This year, several sessions dealt with mental…