The 59th Annual TEEX Industrial Fire School began this week.
This week alone, around 500 students are gearing up at the TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field. They are gaining hands-on experience within the fire industry, including leadership and communication skills.
"We are so blessed to have this facility so close to us," a student said.
Since 1929, the Annual Fire Training Schools have trained thousands of fire service and emergency personnel.
This week, the focus is on industrial workers.
"These students are primarily from the energy sector... refining polymer plants... chemical plants.. Tank farms... They are people who produce a product," Gordon Lohmeyer, TEEX ESTI Division Director said. "So far it's been great... got world-class facilities, world-class instruction. A lot of learning opportunities," Joel White, a student with the TEEX Industrial Fire School said.