Howdy. It’s been a busy time at ESTI, which is nothing new. But what is new is a whole new way for you to get your news and information about TEEX Fire and Emergency Services. The new FireTALK will allow Continue ReadingChief Moore Minute
On November 30, 2019, the 2018 edition of NFPA 1081 will go into effect, replacing the 2012 edition standards for Facility Fire Brigade Members. When this new edition of NFPA 1081 is adopted, there will be a change in the Continue ReadingChanges to the NFPA 1081 Pro Board Industrial Fire Brigade Prerequisites
by Howard Meek, ESTI Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager Ask any number of folks their opinions of how to improve safety in the fire service and you are likely to hear many different opinions. That’s because the problem of improving Continue ReadingSafety In the Fire Service: Where Do We Start To Improve?
Members of various departments, including 10 from the Boston Fire Department, recently completed training at TEEX to earn their Urban Search and Rescue Specialist Certifications,. To date, more than 150 responders have earned the honor. The program is designed for Continue ReadingFirefighters Earn US&R Specialist Certifications
by Gordon Lohmeyer Today’s oil and gas industry focuses mainly on production. After all, without the refining of fossil fuels; the world as we know it would come to an abrupt halt. Take a minute to consider what fuels our Continue ReadingResponder Credentialing – Are We on the Same Page?
by Kirk Richardson The morning mist begins to recede from Offatts Bayou as shops and businesses on Galveston Island open their doors in preparation for the daily surge of tourists. Over on the tarmac at Sholes Field, helicopters come to Continue ReadingDown on the Bayou with the TEEX Center for Marine Training & Safety
We’ve all heard the phrase “If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it will change.” But if you are taking part in training that requires outdoor skill work, waiting for the weather to change isn’t always practical. Continue ReadingTEEX HazMat Project Ready for Classes
Leadership can broadly be described as the ability to guide and inspire, influence and take charge of a group of people in the attempt to strive towards and reach a certain predetermined goal or objective. Leadership is not about titles, Continue ReadingMy Thoughts on Leadership by Donnie Norman
What a surprise and a humbling request to share my view about leadership. I have had the opportunity to “grow up” in the fire service and meet some amazing people along my journey. My 12 years have been spent with Continue ReadingMy Thoughts on Leadership – by Nate Mara