The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) helps communities and public and private entities worldwide by providing training and services needed to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and human-made disasters. Programs include emergency services, infrastructure, safety, law enforcement, cybersecurity, economic development and workforce development. They are taught by instructors with real-world experience. TEEX sponsors the state’s elite search and rescue teams, Texas A&M Task Force 1 and Texas Task Force 2.
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response and workforce training, exercises, technical assistance and economic development. The agency provides customized training and technical solutions impacting homeland security and economic development — serving more than 180,000 people from every U.S. state and territory and 56 countries worldwide.
TEEX also sponsors the Texas Task Force 1 urban search and rescue team, oversees Texas’ swift-water rescue program and coordinates the Texas Public Works Response Team, saving countless lives and untold millions of dollars.
TEEX operates the world’s most comprehensive emergency operations training complex. Brayton Fire Training Field boasts 132 training stations and live-fire props, while Disaster City® is a 52-acre mock community with collapsed buildings and rubble piles for urban search and rescue training. The state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Training Center uses computer-based simulations for incident management training. TEEX is also home to the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, which has been preparing emergency responders to combat natural and human-made disasters since 1998.