Local firefighter completes training

Joel Rockey with the Rochelle Volunteer Fire Department recently completed training during the 74th Annual Municipal Texas Fire Training School, July 20-25. Each summer, the annual school enrolls more than 3,500 fire prevention, suppression, control and safety personnel from municipalities, industries, state and federal agencies and the armed services representing over 775 cities from 25 states and numerous provinces and countries. The annual municipal school delivers five days of rigorous classroom lectures and hands-on field exercises at one of the largest fire training facilities in the world located in College Station and sponsored by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a member of the Texas A&M University System.

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