Within the Department , we strive to ensure that all firefighter get fundamental training on personal safety, first aid, equipment usage, and the fundamentals of attacking and managing fires. To achieve these objectives, we have established a first class training facility and schedule to provide initial and on-going training for all LPP VFD active fire fighters:
Lake Palo Pinto fire fighters participate in TEEX as both students and instructors. Several of our fire fighters have attended TEEX propane fire training, and others are embers Texas Task Force 1 described below.
Home to some of the world's top training facilities, the emergency preparedness campus in Bryan/College Station includes the Brayton Fire Training Field, Disaster City and the Emergency Operations Training Center. Customized TEEX training programs develop practical solutions for each client's need through hands-on instructional facilities for public utilities, law enforcement and unexploded ordinance training at the home campus or at customer-specified locations worldwide.
Texas Task Force 1, the state's elite urban search and rescue team, is sponsored by TEEX. As part of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and home to the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, TEEX has been leading homeland security training since 1998.
As a member of The Texas A&M University System, TEEX is unique in its ability to access a broad range of emerging research and technical expertise. Beginning with course design and development all the way through hands-on instruction and national certification testing, TEEX delivers comprehensive training through both classroom and hands-on instruction and as online courses. Hosting services for online courses, technical assistance and technology validation, and bilingual training and translation services also are available.