Higgins Area Rescue

ARE005 – 8.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The Higgins Rescue School is an annual event held during June in Higgins, Texas.  This one-day event covers various topics in structure firefighting, wildland firefighting and rescue.  Lecture and hands on sessions occur during two four-hour blocks during the day:

  • Live fire training 
  • Rescue Operations 
  • Wildland Firefighting 
  • Pump Operations 
  • Self-contained Breathing Apparatus 
  • Forcible Entry 


There are no prerequisites for this Area School. 

Some specific course(s) may have requirements. 

Please refer to the appropriate flyer at www.teex.org/extnsion.org webpage. 

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

A photo identification on the first day of class.  See the Participant Handbook opens in a new tab for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines. 

PPE must be NFPA-approved.  See the Student Safety Manual to review PPE requirements for level. 

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

Due to the nature of hands-on training courses, a physical examination is recommended prior to attending this Area School. 

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify Hazards
  • Properly don, doff, and use Personal Protective Equiopment & Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Properly utilize fire suppression, forcible entry, ventilation, and vehicle rescue techniques
  • Search structures, remove victims, and firefighter survival.
  • Utilize proper tools for extricating victims from vehicles collisions.

Suggested Audience

All emergency response and public personnel. 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.  ESTI Extension Course Request

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Toll-Free: (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]