TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY For two weeks in July, the Brayton Fire Field at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service turns into a small global village. Firefighters from all over the United States and the world gather to learn skills they need to protect lives, property and their communities.
It's an impressive display of classroom knowledge mixed with hands-on "burns" on the enormous fire field. The large complex is a playground for instructors to subject students to the harsh realities of fighting fire.
Once a year, during Industrial Fire School, TEEX invites the media to participate in a burn. This year, I was asked to represent KBTX. I was more than happy to visit the place I spent summers as a kid.
My father used to teach classes during Municipal Fire School when I was young.
This was my second time to be invited for media day and I was going to take full advantage.
|MONDAY, DECEMBER 9|
|Beth Lawrence - St. Thomas Early Learning Center Fun Run|
|Jessica Guidry - Christmas on the Brazos|
|Theresa Mangapora - Food for Families Food Drive|
|Reason to Smile - Send in Your Smiles|
|TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10|
|Brooke Conrad - United Way Campaign|
|Jeff Paradowski - Bikes for Kids|
|Mayor Jason Bienski - City of Bryan|
|WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11|
|KBTX Food for Families Food Drive|
|THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12|
|Michael Browder & Gloria Cooks - Pre Appreciation Concert featuring Pastor Beverly Crawford|
|Jay Socol - City of College Station|
|From the Ground Up - Click Here for Stories|
|Half Price Thursday - Click Here for Deals|
|FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13|
|B/CS Chamber of Commerce|
|BFD Elf on the Shelf|
|Jayla Fry - Click for Weekend Gardener|
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