Why leaders from another country are asking Texas firefighters for help

  • Source: KBTX-TV CBS 3 Bryan
  • Published: 10/25/2019 12:00 AM

Directors of TEEX, Texas A&M Forest Service, and the governor of Luxembourg, Belgium, met in Aggieland Thursday to learn more about how to control forest fires in the province. "We are hosting the Belgium, Luxembourg governor here to talk about emergency response fire schools and how we do it in Texas," said Texas A&M Forest Service Director Tom Boggus. An outbreak of forest fires in the province led to the governor reaching out to Texas A&M Forest Service. Texas A&M and Belgians made a connection 15 years ago, but today it expanded. They signed an agreement today, making their working partnership official. The partnership will exchange experience and information regarding public emergency response to wildland fires. "I'm here to see all the procedures, all the courses that they organize for all the firefighters in Texas," said Governor Olivier Schmitz. Choosing Texas A&M to train them was not a difficult choice. "It's because they are the best," said Governor Schmitz.



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