Ore City VFD member attends World Largest Fire School.
The Ore City Volunteer Fire Department sent one member to the 84th Annual TEEX Municipal Fire School that was held at the Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station, Texas. Assistant Fire Chief Steven Heim joined 1900 other firefighters from around the world during the week long school learning everything from basic firefighting tactics to advanced confined space rescue.
Heim took part in the Public Fire Educator class which teaches the processes and skills to provide a fire prevention and safety program in the community. The school lasted from July 21-26, 2013 and is held the last full week in July every year. This marks the 15th year that Heim has attended the school and he looks forward to attending more great classes in the years to come. “You meet firefighters from all over the state and country at this school”, said Heim.
The Ore City VFD has sent many of its firefighter to this school in the past with the tuition assistance from the Texas A&M Forest Service HB 2604 Grant which provides training grants to volunteer fire departments in the state.
For addition info on the fire school see the web site below:http://www.teex.org/teex-third.cfm?area=te&templateid=388