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Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Launches Mental Health Program for Texas First Responders

Wellness and Counseling Program focused on first responder mental health established with $497,066 in Federal support secured by Congressman Troy Nehls COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) recently launched a program to support vital mental health programs for Texas first responders. The federal grant of $497,066 was championed by U.S….

TEEX Urges Risk Assessment and Preparation During National Hurricane Preparedness Week

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) urges Texans and other Gulf Coast residents to assess their risks from hurricanes and begin preparations now during Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 5 -11), which is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In addition to affecting coastal communities, hurricanes can result…

Texas A&M Facility to Enhance Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

TEEX provides training to RGV residents, preparing them for careers in the area BROWNSVILLE –Governor Greg Abbott today joined leaders from the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) and The Texas A&M University System at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 30,000-square-foot South Texas Workforce Development Project advanced manufacturing training facility near the Port of Brownsville. The…

TEEX’s inaugural Cyber Readiness Summit brings together experts to help Texas businesses and communities prepare for and respond to cyber attacks

The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) held its inaugural Cyber Readiness Summit in San Marcos, Texas, February 13-15, 2024. The summit provided engaging talks, interactive sessions and a tabletop exercise to teach participants how to protect, detect and recover from the evolving landscape of cybersecurity incidents that threaten their organizations. The summit featured four…

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Publishes TEEX-Tested Assessment Report About Squishy Robotics System

The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Testing and Innovation Center recently published a TEEX-Tested® Report about the Squishy Robotics System. TEEX-Tested® reports provide emergency response personnel and acquisition decision-makers with unbiased information about the product’s performance, functionality and reliability in the field. During TEEX-Tested® assessments, TEEX assembles a panel of subject matter experts to…

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Awarded Prestigious Hazardous Materials Training Grants 

More than half a million dollars in hazmat grants will go to train responders around the U.S.  COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – For the eighth consecutive year, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) was awarded a Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (HMIT) Grant of $376,961 funded by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) under…

TEEX Launches Resources and Training for First Responders on Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage System Emergencies

As a thought leader in public safety training, The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) has published a stakeholders’ report and informational website and developed no-cost training for first responders to identify the issues, challenges and current practices in preventing, preparing for, and addressing electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage system (ESS) fires and related…

TX-TF1 First in the Nation to Receive a Perfect Score on FEMA’s Administration Readiness Evaluation

Texas A&M Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) received a perfect score of 100 on its 2023 Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) Task Force Administration Readiness Evaluation (ARE) that was recently completed. This marks the first time that any of FEMA’s 28 Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) teams has earned a perfect score since the agency began…

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…