Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Municipal School Instructor Memorial

Each year at the TEEX's Annual Industrial and Municipal Fire Training Schools, students, instructors and families pause to remember long-time volunteer instructors who have passed during the previous year.

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Wednesday Morning Pictures

Pictures taken from around the fire field Wednesday morning ...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More Tuesday Pictures

Have a look at some of the pictures taken Tuesday on the Marine Ship Deck Prop.

Fire School Offers Diverse Training

Firefighters from around the state have the opportunity to participate in many different courses at TEEX’s Annual Municipal School. Courses range from the obvious firefighting classes to those focusing on specialized rescue techniques.

One course taught during municipal week focuses on agricultural rescue. Students learn to rescue victims from grain silos, those who are trapped beneath tractors or even trapped within other farm implements.

Vehicle extraction is another course taught during municipal week. Firefighters learn to use hacksaws and other tools to remove victims from wrecked vehicles, and then graduate to using the hydraulic equipment, commonly known as the “jaws of life.”

Other classes offered include: fire science, forcible entry, pump operations, trench rescue, public safety dispatcher, public information officer, emergency care attendant and many more.

See the video below to see how firefighters attack a vehicle fire.

More vehicle extraction and ag rescue photos:

Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday at Municipal School

The 79th Annual Municipal Fire Training School got off to a steamy start Monday at Brayton Fire Training Field. Temperatures easily reached the upper 90s and hydration is of the utmost importance.

As of 4:00 p.m. Monday, the exact number of students enrolled in the school is an astonishing 2,048. An estimated 600-plus guest instructors, safety officials and medical staff are on hand to support the massive effort.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Firefighter Migration to College Station

Sunday, thousands of firefighters converged on College Station, Texas, to register for the 79th Annual Municipal Fire Training School.

Though most of the action this week will be held at the world-renowned Brayton Fire Training Field, the focus Sunday was at Texas A&M’s Reed Arena for registration and the trade show.

As of noon, there were over 2,000 firefighters registered for the week-long school. Well over 150 vendors lined the concourse, filled the floor and lined up in parking lots of Reed Arena displaying the latest and greatest in firefighting and rescue equipment.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday Night Burn ... WOW!

Thursday night at the Industrial Fire School provided the most riveting images and breath-taking video taken so far during TEEX's Annual Fire Training Schools.

If you like what you see, come out to Brayton Fire Field Wednesday, July 23, for a similar experience. The demonstration during next week's Municipal School is open to the public with gates opening at 7:00 p.m. A children's fire awareness class - featuring clowns - will begin at 7:30 p.m. Immediately following, live fire prop demonstrations will be burned on the field.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

A quiet morning …

The fire field was quiet Thursday morning at the Annual Industrial School. Since 7 a.m., students have been taking written tests to achieve their Pro Board Certifications. The Pro Board accredits fire service training agencies that use the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA's) professional qualification standards.

TEEX is accredited by the NFPA to issue certifications and the credentials are recognized world-wide. In fact, TEEX is qualified to issue over 35 different Pro Board certifications.

This week, some of the students are taking one of the following certification courses:
  • Instructor Level I
  • Instructor Level II
  • Industrial Firefighting – Exterior
  • Industrial Firefighting – Interior
  • Industrial Firefighting – Leadership
  • Hazmat Technician
  • Hazmat Transport Container Specialist
  • Rope Rescue Awareness/Operations
  • Rope Rescue Technician
  • Confined Space Rescue Technician

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wednesday Images

Click on the images below to see larger images of pictures from Wednesday at Industrial Fire School. Enjoy!!