Phillips 66 has committed $500,000 over five years to support future expansion at the Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station, TX. This will allow the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to further enhance its training of first responders in the protection of critical infrastructure.
Operated by TEEX, the Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station, Texas, is one of the world’s largest live-fire training facilities and includes some of the most realistic and complex fire training simulations in the world.
“Phillips 66 is excited to participate in the growth and continuous improvement of the Brayton Fire Training Field,” said Bob Herman, senior vice president, Health, Safety and Environment, Projects and Procurement for Phillips 66. “For more than 25 years, Texas A&M Industrial Fire School has provided our company with critical, hands-on training, allowing our personnel to safely respond to incidents and help us to deliver on our values of safety, honor and commitment.”
“This unprecedented donation provides an exceptional opportunity to enhance the variety of real-world training provided by TEEX instructors,” said Robert Moore, Division Director of TEEX’s Emergency Services Training Institute and Chief of the Brayton Fire Training Field. “In the past three years, Brayton Fire Training Field has expanded from 120 acres to 296 acres, creating a remarkable opportunity to expand the number of training props and better meet the needs of a wide range of clients from around the world.”
“This multi-year donation from Phillips 66 will allow us to expand our industrial training program and facilities, which benefits employees of Phillips 66 and all of the firefighters who come here for our comprehensive, hands-on emergency response training. We continue to be committed to serving our customer’s needs and advancing the fire service as a whole,” Moore added.
TEEX has conducted fire and rescue training at the Brayton Fire Training Field's present location off Nuclear Science Road since 1960. Firefighter training in College Station began in 1929 when the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association selected Texas A&M as the site for a permanent firefighter training program.