Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Emergency Services Training Institute, a leader in high-quality emergency response training and instruction, is offering free and low-cost online firefighting continuing education courses. The Michigan State Firemen’s Association and the National Volunteer Fire Council are partnering with TEEX to enable more responders to take these courses. With many firefighters looking for affordable online training opportunities during the pandemic, these courses are a great option to incorporate into department training.
Emergency responders can take the course “Building Materials, Structural Collapse, and Effects of Fire Suppression” for free. This four-hour course covers how building materials have changed in modern times, and how those materials can affect fireground operations. There are no prerequisites required, and the course offers 4 hours of continuing education and professional credits from the Texas Commission of Fire Protection and State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas.
TEEX is also offering several courses for the low cost of only $5. These include, but are not limited to:
- Firefighter Safety and Health
- Fire Department Communications
- Building Construction
- Fire Dynamics
- Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment
- Ropes and Knots
- Ground Ladders
- Technical Rescue Support and Vehicle Extrication Operations
- Personal Protective Equipment, Product Control, and Decontamination
The full catalog of online courses offered by TEEX can be found here.
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response, homeland security, workforce training and exercises, technical assistance, and economic development. Last year, TEEX served over 204,000 people from every U.S. state and territory and 105 countries worldwide. http://www.teex.org/