— LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and
refining companies, announced a donation of $100,000 to fund specialized emergency
training for six Houston-area fire
departments that serve key industrial corridors.
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), an
internationally recognized leader in emergency response training and
firefighting, will administer the training to the fire departments. The
donation will underwrite hazardous materials (HazMat) training scholarships for
fire departments in Houston, Channelview, Pasadena, La Porte, Sheldon
and Mont Belvieu.
recognize the challenges fire departments in Houston and smaller outlying communities face
in obtaining this unique type of training. We believe in being a responsible,
good neighbor where we operate and are pleased we can help in saving lives and
protecting our communities,” said Bob Patel, LyondellBasell CEO and chairman
of the management board. “We are honored to play a small role in ensuring
that the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day are even
better prepared to safely do their jobs.”
“I would like to praise LyondellBasell
for their proactive approach in ensuring that local municipal fire department
personnel, who may respond to industrial incidents in one of the facilities in
the Houston area, are trained to deal with those type of situations,” said
Chief Robert Moore of the TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute. “Training
is a key in firefighter safety. We look forward to providing this valuable
training to these fire department personnel, training which will keep them and
their communities safe while responding to an industrial emergency.”
greater Houston area
is home to many industrial facilities including refineries, storage terminals
and chemical plants that handle a variety of materials and products. The TEEX
courses will train firefighters specifically in handling incidents involving
different hazardous materials that require specialized response tactics.
LyondellBasell donation will provide more than 1,200 hours of instruction in
TEEX’s HazMat training program. Fire departments will have the option of
attending classes either at the Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station, Texas,
or onsite at their fire stations using TEEX’s mobile training units.
(NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining
companies, with more than 4,000 employees in the greater Houston area
and 13,000 employees worldwide. LyondellBasell products and technologies are
used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world
including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings,
construction materials and biofuels. More information about LyondellBasell
can be found at www.lyb.com.
A&M Engineering Extension Service
TEEX is an
internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response,
homeland security and workforce training, technical assistance and economic
development. Last year, TEEX served more than 168,000 people from every U.S.
state and territory and 82 countries worldwide. TEEX makes a difference by
providing training, developing practical solutions and saving lives. More information
about TEEX can be found at www.teex.org.
Read the LyondellBasellpress release.