Emergency responders climb into the mangled steel and glass that was once a bustling passenger train. Behind the wreckage, another search and rescue team uses canines to sift through a building’s rubble left from a terrorist attack or natural disaster – hoping to find survivors. Families who were moments ago shopping in strip malls are now trapped beneath several tons of steel beams and debris, with friends nearby struggling to survive inside a collapsed movie theatre...
Welcome to Disaster City®, a place where tragedy and training meet – a place where anything is possible.
Located in College Station, Texas, this 52-acre training facility is situated adjacent to the world-renowned Brayton Fire Training Field and delivers the full array of skills and techniques needed by today’s emergency response professionals.
Created by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a member of the Texas A&M System, the mock community features full-scale, collapsible structures designed to simulate various levels of disaster and wreckage which can be customized for the specific training needs of any group.
Emergency responders from across the globe venture to Disaster City® for unparalleled search and rescue training and exercises. Simply put, Disaster City® is the most comprehensive emergency response training facility available today. Your tour will include an orientation of the following areas:
Technical Skills Training Area
Transportation Disaster Training Area
Government Complex - Project 133
Learn more about Disaster City here: http://www.teex.org/teex.cfm?pageid=ESTIprog&area=esti&templateid=1944
Your next stop will be the Emergency Operations Training Center. The 32,000-square-foot, world-class Emergency Operations Training Center (EOTC) is located in College Station, Texas, on our 297-acre training campus between Brayton Fire Training Field and Disaster City®.
We use computer-supported simulations to create scalable, scenario-driven training. This can be used for direct delivery of simulation-based courses or for exercise support. Our instructors and controllers have unparalleled command and management experience.
You will also receive a tour of the Brayton Fire Training Center. Located adjacent to the Texas A&M University campus, the 297-acre facility attracts more than 45,000 emergency responders from all 50 states and more than 45 countries each year. The Brayton Fire Training Center provides training that’s realistic, large-scale and hands-on (and not to mention exciting). Brayton’s 132 specific training stations offer emergency responders unsurpassed instruction not only in firefighting, but also rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, marine, aircraft and emergency management. You can learn more here: http://www.teex.org/teex.cfm?pageid=ESTIprog&area=esti&templateid=1943
Please note we will be meeting at Rentsys Recovery Services for transporation to Disaster City. Directions listed below:
Exit off of Hwy 6 North south of College Station on William D. Fitch Texas Hwy 40 just after the exit for Texas World Speedway. Just after exiting, turn right off of the service road onto Gateway Blvd. At stop sign take a left onto Lakeway Drive. Our building is the large building in front of you with a large glass front, 200 above the door, and U.S. flag flying prominently in front. It says Reynolds & Reynolds on side and Rentsys on the other.
Rentsys Recovery Services will be providing lunch on site prior to leaving for Disaster City. Please arrive at 10:30 to 11:00 for a Rentsys tour and lunch immediately following the tour. We will be departing from Rentsys by TAMU bus at approximately 12:45.
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