Texas Annual Fire Training Schools

The Firefighter Recruit Academy offers two paths to firefighter certification.

  • The traditional face-to-face academy is a 12-week program of intense classroom and physical training with hands-on training held at Brayton Fire Training Field.
  • The 10-week online academy allows scheduling flexibility through online training, which is followed by a 3-week boot camp at Brayton Fire Training Field.

Successful candidates:

  • Excel academically
  • Demonstrate exceptional teamwork and leadership skills
  • Establish professional behavior
  • Perform strenuous physical work

Upon completion, cadets are eligible to earn IFSAC and Pro Board Certifications in:

  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Hazardous Materials Operations

Our programs meet or exceed the requirements in most states and countries for preparation and/or certification of municipal firefighters. Please check with the fire certification agency in the area where you intend to seek employment to learn what qualifications are required.

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Recruit Fire Academy

Traditional Face-to-Face Academy

**PLEASE NOTE** that electronic registration is not available for the traditional academy. You must complete a registration packet and submit all required documents by mail.

Traditional Academy Class Dates & Tuition Information

Blended Academy

Blended Academy Class Dates, Tuition & Registration Information

Unique Partnerships

Receive college credit for the TEEX Recruit Academy (traditional or online) through unique partnerships between TEEX, Blinn College, and Texas A&M University San Antonio. You are eligible to apply for financial aid by enrolling in the Blinn College Fire Science Technology Degree program.

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Safety First

All students participating in training at TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field are required to follow all guidelines in the Student Safety Manual for the fire field.

Fire Field Student Safety Manual
Funding Options: DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types: Online Face-to-Face Blended Online Instructor-Led
Category Course # Course Title Description Division
Firefighting Continuing Education CEF001 Firefighter Safety and Health
Firefighter Safety and Health initiative is a focal point of the current service. This course offers 4 CE credit hours, reviewing firefighter LODD, medical programs, wellness and fitness programs, and firefighter safety.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.4, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.5, 4.3.10, 4.3.17 Show less
Firefighter Safety and Health initiative is a focal point of the current service. This course offers 4 CE credit hours, reviewing firefighter LODD, medical programs, wellness and fitness programs, and firefighter safety.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF002 Fire Department Communications
Communication is the basis for which the fire service operates.  Fire department communications can be divided between emergency and nonemergency communications.  Both types may come from the general public.  Citizens may report emergencies directly to the fire departments, or they may call for assistance with a number of other, nonemergency issues such as scheduling fire department tours or questions about local fire codes.  This course offers 4 CE hours in external, internal, and on-scene communications.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3 Show less
Communication is the basis for which the fire service operates.  Fire department communications can be divided between emergency and nonemergency communications.  Both types may come from the general public.  Citizens may report emergencies directly to the fire departments, or… Show more
Online ESTI Learn More about Fire Department Communications
Firefighting Continuing Education CEF003 Building Construction
Knowledge of building construction principles allows firefighters to better understand and predict fire behavior. This course offers 4 CE hours in building materials, components, hazards and structural collapse.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.3.4, 4.3.12 Show less
Knowledge of building construction principles allows firefighters to better understand and predict fire behavior. This course offers 4 CE hours in building materials, components, hazards and structural collapse.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz… Show more
Online ESTI Learn More about Building Construction
Firefighting Continuing Education CEF004 Fire Dynamics
The science of fire behavior has revolutionized strategies and tactics across the globe.  This course offers 4 CE hours in fire science, energy, fuel, fire development, and fire behavior.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th, Edition Manual.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.3.10, 4.3.11, 4.3.12 Show less
The science of fire behavior has revolutionized strategies and tactics across the globe.  This course offers 4 CE hours in fire science, energy, fuel, fire development, and fire behavior.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a quiz based off IFSTA Essentials… Show more
Online ESTI Learn More about Fire Dynamics
Firefighting Continuing Education CEF005 Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment
The job of a firefighter is dangerous. You are not only exposed to flame and heat, but also to all the chemicals and toxins released during the burning process. It is imperative that you know how to inspect your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) to ensure it is able to perform its job correctly. You must also know how to recognize gas and vapor hazards so that you can select the appropriate PPE for the incident.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering PPE, and respiratory protection.  As well as donning, doffing, inspection, maintenance, and use of PPE.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.5.1 Show less
The job of a firefighter is dangerous. You are not only exposed to flame and heat, but also to all the chemicals and toxins released during the burning process. It is imperative that you know how to inspect your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF006 Portable Fire Extinguishers
Portable fire extinguishers serve as a front-line tool for incipient stage fires.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering portable fire extinguisher types, classifications, and ratings.  As well as selection, use, inspection, care and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition. This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.3.16 Show less
Portable fire extinguishers serve as a front-line tool for incipient stage fires.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering portable fire extinguisher types, classifications, and ratings.  As well as selection, use, inspection, care and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers. … Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF007 Ropes and Knots
The application of ropes and knots in the fire service is limited only by the firefighter’s imagination. Varying from a single rope control line to a complex mechanical advantage system, firefighters will be required to understand rope and webbing, knots, and their applications in the fire and rescue environment.  Understanding rope materials and construction gives you the foundational knowledge of limitations and applications of rope systems. As you advance on you will understand elements of knots and using those knots for hoisting, and rescue operations. As you continue to progress throughout your career and knowledge you will progress into mechanical advantage, hardware and rescue systems. These complex systems are still built off of the basic principles of ropes and knots. Whether it be a search rope, a control zone, or a complex rescue system the firefighter’s knowledge of the basics will ensure proficiency in the overall application.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering ropes, webbing, and knots. As well as an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting, 7th Edition Manual.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.1.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.9, 4.3.20, 4.5.1 Show less
The application of ropes and knots in the fire service is limited only by the firefighter’s imagination. Varying from a single rope control line to a complex mechanical advantage system, firefighters will be required to understand rope and webbing, knots, and their applications in the fire… Show more
Online ESTI Learn More about Ropes and Knots
Firefighting Continuing Education CEF008 Ground Ladders
Inherently we face our largest degree of danger on the fire ground.  A basic understanding of ground ladders decreases the severity of many risks including roof ventilation, search operations, fire attack in elevated levels, and victim rescue. The basic ground ladder skills; carrying, placing and securing are perishable skills that need to be practiced and reviewed often.  Care of the ladder is just as critical as the use.  Extension ladders have multiple components that require upkeep to ensure safety for the firefighter and the victims it may save.  Mastery knowledge of fire service ground ladders is a requirement for not only the recruit firefighter but the senior officer on the apparatus alike.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering ladder construction, types, inspection, maintenance, carries, placement and raising.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.3.6, 4.3.9, 4.3.10, 4.3.11, 4.3.12, 4.5.1     Show less
Inherently we face our largest degree of danger on the fire ground.  A basic understanding of ground ladders decreases the severity of many risks including roof ventilation, search operations, fire attack in elevated levels, and victim rescue. The basic ground ladder skills; carrying,… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF009 Forcible Entry
Whether through a window, door or wall; using a cutting, prying, or striking tool; forcible entry is more than just kicking in a door.  Sometimes we conduct forcible while inflicting the least amount of damage possible, other times forcible entry involves creating large openings in the entire structure.  To achieve the best outcome based on the situation the firefighter must have a working knowledge of tool selection, forcible entry techniques, and an understanding of property features.  Failure to understand the principles of forcible entry can cause unnecessary damage to facilities resulting in loss of public trust all the way to firefighters being injured by inappropriate techniques.  Forcible entry is accomplished to not only gain access to a property, but also ensures firefighters can egress a property if conditions or tactics change.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.3.4, 4.3.9, 4.3.11, 4.5.1       Show less
Whether through a window, door or wall; using a cutting, prying, or striking tool; forcible entry is more than just kicking in a door.  Sometimes we conduct forcible while inflicting the least amount of damage possible, other times forcible entry involves creating large openings in the… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF010 Structural Search and Rescue
The Number #1 priority of the fire service is life safety.  Sometimes, at extreme risk to the firefighter, that means getting inside a structure and executing an interior search to look for, and rescue victims.  Firefighters are exposing themselves to a great degree of risk and must be proficient in this interior operation.  Methodology and victim removal must be selected and executed like second nature.  And knowing the reality of the inherent risk of firefighting; sometimes that search and rescue is to save one of our own.  In order to be a good rescuer; firefighters must understand survival techniques for interior operations, atmospheric conditions, MAYDAY, and RIT.  You will be asked to apply this knowledge in the most adverse conditions, throughout your entire career. This course offers 4 CE hours covering searching structures, removal of victims, and firefighter survival.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition. This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.2.4, 4.3.1, 4.3.5, 4.3.9, 4.3.21  Show less
The Number #1 priority of the fire service is life safety.  Sometimes, at extreme risk to the firefighter, that means getting inside a structure and executing an interior search to look for, and rescue victims.  Firefighters are exposing themselves to a great degree of risk and must… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF011 Tactical Ventilation
Ventilation is the systematic removal of super-heated gases and product of combustion.  This coordinated process replaces these products of combustion with cooler air and lifts toxic gases making a more viable environment for firefighters and victims.  However, when improperly applied it can result in extreme fire growth and rapidly deteriorating conditions.  In order for ventilation to be effective flow path effects, and all safety considerations should be strictly understood.  The type of ventilation should be strategy selected based off of conditions present and knowledge of ventilation types.  Many line of duty death contributing factors have been attributed to the effects from ventilation at the fire scene.  Although a very effective tactic, firefighters must be sure that they have a thorough knowledge of the process and the effects it will have.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering reasons for tactical ventilation, considerations affecting ventilation decisions, types of tactical ventilation, and how building systems effect tactical ventilation.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.3.11, 4.3.12, 4.5.1 Show less
Ventilation is the systematic removal of super-heated gases and product of combustion.  This coordinated process replaces these products of combustion with cooler air and lifts toxic gases making a more viable environment for firefighters and victims.  However, when improperly… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF012 Fire Hose
Hose types, sizes, rolls and loads all make up the fire attack “deployment package.”  A firefighter’s knowledge of this deployment package directly effects their ability to successfully deploy hose and apply water to the fire.  With changing building components and modern fuel loads, recent studies show that best practices are large volumes of water in a short amount of time to affect the best outcome.  Fire hose is the intermediate to get the water from the apparatus to the fire. This course offers 4 CE hours covering fire hose characteristics, causes and prevention of damage, inspection, care and maintenance.  As well as hose rolls and loads for attack and supply hose.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  Show less
Hose types, sizes, rolls and loads all make up the fire attack “deployment package.”  A firefighter’s knowledge of this deployment package directly effects their ability to successfully deploy hose and apply water to the fire.  With changing building components and modern fuel… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF013 Hose Operations and Hose Streams
Rural and urban fire protection entities rely heavily on their ability to establish water supplies during emergencies.  This course offer 4 CE hours covering water supply systems, components, hydrants, alternate water supplies, and rural water supply operations.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.3.7, 4.3.8, 4.3.10, 4.3.15 Show less
Rural and urban fire protection entities rely heavily on their ability to establish water supplies during emergencies.  This course offer 4 CE hours covering water supply systems, components, hydrants, alternate water supplies, and rural water supply operations.  This course offers… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF014 Fire Suppression
No matter the type of fire, fire suppression is extremely dangerous.  Firefighters must understand fire control principles.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering suppression of structural, class A, class B, class C, and class D fires.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.3.7, 4.3.8, 4.3.10, 4.3.11, 4.3.13, 4.3.14, 4.3.18, 4.3.19 Show less
No matter the type of fire, fire suppression is extremely dangerous.  Firefighters must understand fire control principles.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering suppression of structural, class A, class B, class C, and class D fires.  This course offers an interactive… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF015 Overhaul, Property Conservation, and Scene Preservation
Once a fire has been put out, the job is not yet complete. Firefighters must perform overhaul, property conservation, and scene preservation operations.  Property conservation is a key principle of what the fire service offers.  This course covers salvage and overhaul. Property conservation is a key principle of what the fire service offers.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering salvage and overhaul.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.1.2, 4.3.8, 4.3.10, 4.3.13, 4.3.14, 4.5.1 Show less
Once a fire has been put out, the job is not yet complete. Firefighters must perform overhaul, property conservation, and scene preservation operations.  Property conservation is a key principle of what the fire service offers.  This course covers salvage and overhaul. Property… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF016 Building Materials, Structural Collapse, and Effects of Fire Suppression
Modern fires are burning hotter and faster than ever before, leading to extreme fire conditions that result in structural collapse. This is attributed to the modern day “lightweight construction.” Over time building materials transitioned from masonry, to heavy timber and true dimensional lumber, to our modern day laminated “lightweight” materials. Every year firefighters are dying in the line of duty due to structural collapses, sometimes even after the fire is out. We must remain aware that the fire is not the only factor that stresses our structures, our suppression efforts have an effect on the structure’s integrity as well.This course offers 4 CE hours covering building materials themselves and how those materials can affect fire ground operations. This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting, 7th Edition Manual. This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 5.3.2 Show less
Modern fires are burning hotter and faster than ever before, leading to extreme fire conditions that result in structural collapse. This is attributed to the modern day “lightweight construction.” Over time building materials transitioned from masonry, to heavy timber and true dimensional… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF017 Technical Rescue Support and Vehicle Extrication Operations
As implied in the name firefighters respond to and extinguish fires.  But in today’s world firefighters are tasked with an all hazards approach, responding to a multitude of different types of emergencies.  Technical Rescues and Vehicles Extrication make up a large volume of those specialized calls.  Vehicle travel is increasing annually and with that so are vehicle mishaps.  When these accidents occur, it may be 2 passenger vehicles, or it could be a school bus that was struck by an 18 wheeler carrying hazardous materials.  A firefighter must possess the knowledge to handle these 2 incidents as well as everything in between.  Some vehicles are even powered by alternate fuels adding more challenges. Firefighters must operate safely on highways, and other road ways where vehicle traffic may still be present.  This is a dangerous environment and many firefighters have lost their lives on these roadways.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering rescue tools, vehicle extrication, and technical rescue.  This course offers an interactive practice session and quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting, 7th Edition Manual.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 5.4.1, 5.4.2 Show less
As implied in the name firefighters respond to and extinguish fires.  But in today’s world firefighters are tasked with an all hazards approach, responding to a multitude of different types of emergencies.  Technical Rescues and Vehicles Extrication make up a large volume of those… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF018 Foam Fire Fighting, Liquid Fires, and Gas Fires
Water is the primary extinguishing agent for Class A fires and, in some cases, is the best option for flammable gas fires. However, for Class B fires involving flammable and combustible liquids and gases, fire fighting foams are most effective.  Proper foam and water application are crucial for extinguishment.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering water properties, stream, patterns, nozzles, and control valves.  As well as foam properties, delivery systems and application techniques.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 5.3.8, 5.3.13, 5.3.14, 6.3.4  Show less
Water is the primary extinguishing agent for Class A fires and, in some cases, is the best option for flammable gas fires. However, for Class B fires involving flammable and combustible liquids and gases, fire fighting foams are most effective.  Proper foam and water application are… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF019 Incident Scene Operations
Firefighters must understand the critical decision-making processes that impact incident scene operations.  This understanding can help a firefighter function more effectively within the incident command structure. This course offers 4 CE hours covering incident scene operations.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.3.2 Show less
Firefighters must understand the critical decision-making processes that impact incident scene operations.  This understanding can help a firefighter function more effectively within the incident command structure. This course offers 4 CE hours covering incident scene… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF020 Fire Origin and Cause Determination
Knowledge of fire cause and origin determination allows firefighters to determine cause or provide crucial information to investigators in their determination of cause.  It is the responsibility of every firefighter to recognize the area where a fire began, not indicators of its cause, and to protect any physical evidence of the cause.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering area of origin, fire determination, signs of arson, preserving evidence.  Knowledge of fire cause and origin determination allows firefighters to determine cause or provide crucial information to investigators in their determination of cause.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering area of origin, fire determination, signs of arson, preserving evidence.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 5.3.4  Show less
Knowledge of fire cause and origin determination allows firefighters to determine cause or provide crucial information to investigators in their determination of cause.  It is the responsibility of every firefighter to recognize the area where a fire began, not indicators of its cause,… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF021 Maintenance and Testing Responsibilities
Firefighters regularly use a variety of equipment including power plants, powered equipment, and fire hose.  Equipment and hose require regular maintenance and testing to ensure that they will function properly when needed.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering equipment maintenance procedures, and service testing fire hose.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 5.5.4, 5.5.5 Show less
Firefighters regularly use a variety of equipment including power plants, powered equipment, and fire hose.  Equipment and hose require regular maintenance and testing to ensure that they will function properly when needed.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering equipment… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF022 Community Risk Reduction
Establishing a fire and life safety program allows fire departments to develop a community outreach that expands beyond responding to emergencies.  Traditionally, a fire department’s prevention activities were limited to gathering information from code inspections and fire investigations and presenting public fire education programs.  As community hazards have increased and the services delegated to fire departments have changed, these activities have expanded to meet the community’s needs.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering program development, delivery, as well as: fire and life safety codes, education, and presentations.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 5.5.1, 5.5.2, 5.5.3 Show less
Establishing a fire and life safety program allows fire departments to develop a community outreach that expands beyond responding to emergencies.  Traditionally, a fire department’s prevention activities were limited to gathering information from code inspections and fire investigations… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF023 First Aid Provider
Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responses by Fire Departments are on the rise.  In fact, many fire service organizations respond to more EMS calls annually than any other type of emergency.  Even if the organization does not operate ambulance units, its personnel often serve as medical first responders to provide treatment until an ambulance arrives.  No matter the scope of practice or certification level, firefighters must ensure that they are proficient in emergency first aid to be able to assist the public as well as their fellow firefighter.  This course offers 2 CE hours covering the role of the fire service in providing emergency medical care, explain patient confidentiality requirements, identify communicable diseases first responders commonly encounter, explain ways to prevent the spread of communicable diseases during emergency medical care, explain the process of patient assessment, describe cardiopulmonary resuscitation, describe methods of controlling bleeding, and explain shock managment.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.2.1 Show less
Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responses by Fire Departments are on the rise.  In fact, many fire service organizations respond to more EMS calls annually than any other type of emergency.  Even if the organization does not operate ambulance units, its personnel often serve as… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF024 Analyzing the Incident
As a firefighter, you will likely respond to an incident involving Hazardous Materials (HazMat). These materials have many beneficial uses, but can pose a considerable risk to the public, the environment, and to responders if they are uncontrolled and uncontained.  HazMat/ WMD is an added threat that requires the modern fire service to ever evolve to maintain preparedness.  This course covers hazard types, properties and behavior, and identification of hazardous materials.   HazMat/ WMD is an added threat that requires the modern fire service to ever evolve to maintain preparedness.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering hazard types, properties and behavior, and identification of hazardous materials.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  NFPA 1001 4.1, 4.2.1, 5.2.1, 5.3.1 Show less
As a firefighter, you will likely respond to an incident involving Hazardous Materials (HazMat). These materials have many beneficial uses, but can pose a considerable risk to the public, the environment, and to responders if they are uncontrolled and uncontained.  HazMat/ WMD is an added… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF025 Action Options and Response Objectives
The first step in mitigating or solving any HazMat incident is understanding the problem within the framework of incident priorities, IMS, and predetermined procedures.  First responders can form an overall plan of action by understanding the problem and its entire component parts.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering overview of incident management at a scene and also provides details on terrorist activities, illicit laboratories, and other criminal behavior that is important for planning and implementing response at those types of incidents.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.1, 4.2.1, 4.3.1, 4.4.1, 5.2.1, 5.3.1, 5.4.1, 5.6.1 Show less
The first step in mitigating or solving any HazMat incident is understanding the problem within the framework of incident priorities, IMS, and predetermined procedures.  First responders can form an overall plan of action by understanding the problem and its entire component parts. … Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education CEF026 Personal Protective Equipment, Product Control, and Decontamination
Personal Protective Equipment principles for Hazardous Materials PPE are no different than the principles of Structural Firefighting PPE.  The immediate need of any responder is understanding the level of protection needed to safely manage hazards and mitigate an incident.  At a hazardous materials incident, over protection can be just as, if not more, dangerous than under protection.  Knowing the different respiratory protection and protective ensembles gives the responder the knowledge to predict ensemble limitations as well as user limitations.  Once the determination of PPE has been made the responder can effectively mitigate the emergency using spill and leak control measures learned at the Operations level.  Once the incident has been mitigated a decontamination process reduces the chances of secondary contamination.  The Operations level responder must also be able to differentiate, set up, and work in different types of decontamination corridors.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering personal protective equipment, product control, gross and emergency decontamination.  This course offers an interactive practice session and quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting, 7th Edition Manual. NFPA 1001 4.1, 5.3.1, 5.4.1, 5.5.1, 5.6.1, 6.2.1, 6.6.1 Show less
Personal Protective Equipment principles for Hazardous Materials PPE are no different than the principles of Structural Firefighting PPE.  The immediate need of any responder is understanding the level of protection needed to safely manage hazards and mitigate an incident.  At a… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education LNG105 LNG Workshop #1 – Production, Usage and Safety Overview
The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Workshop 1: Production, Usage and Safety, live Zoom, provides you with an introduction to what LNG is, how it is made, what it’s common uses are, and how safe of a product it is in comparison to other hydrocarbons. This is a live online instructor-led training that provides for an interactive discussion and allows questions and answers as the information is presented. Show less
The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Workshop 1: Production, Usage and Safety, live Zoom, provides you with an introduction to what LNG is, how it is made, what it’s common uses are, and how safe of a product it is in comparison to other hydrocarbons. This is a live online instructor-led training… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education ROL201 Mechanical Advantage
This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge to construct simple and compound Mechanical Advantage (MA) systems, as well as recognize basic MA systems used commonly in rope rescue operations and the efficiency of these MA systems. This course is taught in an online platform by rescue specialists and prepares participants for future hands-on training.This course is one-hour long.Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a TEEX Certificate of Completion. Show less
This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge to construct simple and compound Mechanical Advantage (MA) systems, as well as recognize basic MA systems used commonly in rope rescue operations and the efficiency of these MA systems. This course is taught in… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education ROL202 Rope Principles and Knot Tying
This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge to recognize the special features and uses of ropes used in the rescue environment, as well as the most common knots and hitches used in the rescue environment. This course is taught in an online platform by rescue specialists and prepares participants for future hands-on training. These instructors will verify that each participant successfully completes tying many of these basic knots and hitches.This course is one-hour long.Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a TEEX Certificate of Completion. Show less
This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge to recognize the special features and uses of ropes used in the rescue environment, as well as the most common knots and hitches used in the rescue environment. This course is taught in an online platform by… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education ROL203 Anchors
This Course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge to recognize different anchor types, materials, and points commonly used in rope rescue operations. Participants will also be able to recognize the difference between substantial and marginal anchor points, and methods to back up marginal anchor points to convert them to substantial anchor points. This course is taught in an online format by rescue specialists and prepares participants for future hands-on training.This course is an one-hour long.Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a TEEX certificate of completion. Show less
This Course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge to recognize different anchor types, materials, and points commonly used in rope rescue operations. Participants will also be able to recognize the difference between substantial and marginal anchor points, and… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education ROL204 Confined Space Federal Regulations Part I
This is the first of a two part series. This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge of confined space federal regulations provided through OSHA 1910.146. This is a two part course explaining what these regulations mean to each student as well as their companies. This course is taught in an online format by rescue specialists and prepares participants for future hands-on training.This course is one-hour long.Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a TEEX certificate of completion. Show less
This is the first of a two part series. This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge of confined space federal regulations provided through OSHA 1910.146. This is a two part course explaining what these regulations mean to each student as well as their… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education ROL205 Confined Space Federal Regulations Part II
This is the second session in a two-part series. This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge of confined space federal regulations provided through OSHA 1910.146. This is a two-part course explaining what these regulations mean to each student as well as their companies. This course is taught in an online format by rescue specialists and prepares participants for future hands-on training. Show less
This is the second session in a two-part series. This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge of confined space federal regulations provided through OSHA 1910.146. This is a two-part course explaining what these regulations mean to each student as well as… Show more
Face-to-Face ESTI Learn More about Confined Space Federal Regulations Part II
Firefighting Continuing Education ROL206 Trench Rescue Standards
This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge of the OSHA standard for conducting Trench rescue operations. This course is taught in an online format by rescue specialists and prepares participants for future hands-on training.This course is one-hour long.Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a TEEX certificate of completion. Show less
This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge of the OSHA standard for conducting Trench rescue operations. This course is taught in an online format by rescue specialists and prepares participants for future hands-on training.This course is one-hour… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education ROL207 Incident Management for Rope and Confined Space Rescue
This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge to recognize the functions of leadership roles and subordinate roles in rope rescue or confined space rescue events. Participants will recognize the difference and challenges faced by both municipal and industrial rescue teams. This course is taught in an online format by rescue specialists and prepares participants for future hands-on training.This course is one-hour long.Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a TEEX certification of completion. Show less
This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge to recognize the functions of leadership roles and subordinate roles in rope rescue or confined space rescue events. Participants will recognize the difference and challenges faced by both municipal and… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education ROL208 Vehicle Extrication Tactical Strategies
This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level of knowledge. Recognizing the strategies and tactics that can better their safety and efficiency during vehicle extrications. This course is taught in an online format by rescue specialists and prepares participants for future hands-on training.This course is one-hour long.Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a TEEX certificate of completion. Show less
This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level of knowledge. Recognizing the strategies and tactics that can better their safety and efficiency during vehicle extrications. This course is taught in an online format by rescue specialists and prepares participants for… Show more
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Firefighting Continuing Education ROL209 Ventilation for Confined Space Rescue
This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge for atmospheric monitoring and tactical ventilation techniques for a variety of confined space rescue and recovery operations concerning both heavier and lighter than air toxins, as well as a variety of confined spase vessel configurations. This course is taught in an online format by rescue specialists and prepares participants for future hands-on training.This course is one hour long.Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a TEEX certificate of completion. Show less
This course is designed to provide participants with an awareness level knowledge for atmospheric monitoring and tactical ventilation techniques for a variety of confined space rescue and recovery operations concerning both heavier and lighter than air toxins, as well as a variety of confined… Show more
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Online Recruit Academy ORA101 Firefighter I & II
The NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II online portion is completed by using a home computer, textbook, and online supplemental material. It consists of reading assignments, online knowledge-building activities, online discussions with your instructor and fellow participants, videos and multimedia, module quizzes, and a final exam. You will have 12-weeks to complete the online portion of this course.

The online recruit academy will be a 4 month interactive distance learning program that includes a twelve week online component that follows a lesson plan with lecture and activities due weekly.  The face-to-face skills camp is at Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station, Texas and runs for four weeks with 10-hour days for training in skills and hands-on activities. 

This program meets or exceeds all requirements set by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as NFPA 472 / NFPA 1072, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

In addition, you will receive the following certificates as part of completing this course:

Courage to Be Safe: Everyone Goes HomeNational Traffic Safety Course

NIMS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100

NIMS 200 Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

NIMS 700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction

NIMS 800 National Response Framework, An Introduction

This course provides a total of 545 hours of training. Show less

The NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II online portion is completed by using a home computer, textbook, and online supplemental material. It consists of reading assignments, online knowledge-building activities, online discussions with your instructor and fellow participants, videos and… Show more
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Traditional Recruit Academy RFT001 Fire Training Academy
TEEX Fire Training Academy prepares you for success as an entry-level firefighter. This is a 12-week program consisting of classroom and hands-on field application training. Our cadets must excel academically, demonstrate exceptional teamwork and leadership skills, and establish professional behavior.
This program meets or exceeds all requirements set by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

This program meets or exceeds all requirements set by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as NFPA 472 / NFPA 1072, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

In addition, you will receive the following certificates as part of completing this course:

Courage to Be Safe: Everyone Goes HomeNational Traffic Safety CourseNIMS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100NIMS 200 Basic Incident Command System for Initial ResponseNIMS 700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An IntroductionNIMS 800 National Response Framework, An Introduction

This course provides a total of 545 hours of training and is held at TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field, College Station, TX. Show less

TEEX Fire Training Academy prepares you for success as an entry-level firefighter. This is a 12-week program consisting of classroom and hands-on field application training. Our cadets must excel academically, demonstrate exceptional teamwork and leadership skills, and establish professional… Show more
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Custom Training Information

If you have a special training need, contact us to create a class to your specifications.

Online Firefighter Recruit Academy

Jason Loyd
Training Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (979) 862-6490

Traditional Firefighter Recruit Academy

David Rosier
Training Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (979) 458-0021


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