Blinn College Board of Trustees approved expanding the college’s fire science program to include training at the Texas Engineering Extension Service’s world-renowned Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station. The board approved a memorandum of agreement with TEEX, a member of the Texas A&M University System, for 2006-07.
The partnership allows Blinn fire science students to receive 12 weeks of practical training with firefighter props, equipment and apparatus with TEEX in addition to the usual classroom instruction in fire protection, life safety and program management. The agreement also allows TEEX, for the first time, to offer college credit and financial aid to its fire academy students.
|Dates for Upcoming Fire Recruit Academies||Length of Academy – in weeks||Official Blinn College THECB Certification Date|
|January 4 - March 25, 2016||12||January 16, 2016|
|April 4 - June 24, 2016||12||April 15, 2016|
|September 1 – November 18, 2016||12||September 12, 2016|
|Online Academy Dates|
|January 4 – April 22, 2016||(NOTE: Skills on the field will start April 4, 2016)|
|May 5, 2016 – August 21, 2016||(NOTE: Skills on the field will start August 1, 2016)|
|September 1 – Dec. 21, 2016||(NOTE: Skills on the field will start December 1, 2016)|
The Blinn College Fire Science Program is accredited through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress, 1812 Tyler Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74078-8075, (405) 744-9033, (http://ifsac.org/) . Click here to view the accreditation letter. Blinn College is accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).