London Responders Trained in Texas

August 2005
Fire Chief;Aug2005, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p15
Trade Publication
The article reports that urban search-and-rescue personnel from the London Fire Brigade responding to string of terrorist bombings in London, England, in July 2005, relied on training they received at the Texas Engineering Extension Service's Disaster City. According to TEEX, a part of the Texas A&M University System, has trained 178 urban search-and-rescue specialists from the London Fire Brigade at Disaster City in a partnership that dates back to June 2003. Fourteen classes have been conducted at Disaster City for 652 search-and-rescue specialists from throughout Great Britain, with other responders frequently attending classes in College Station, said Jason Cook, TEEX communications director.


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