Cosponsored by Texas A&M University, the rescue school began in 1985 and has been held the first weekend in May ever since.
Automobile extrication, rappelling, high angle rescue, and fire ground search and rescue, are some of the subjects that have been taught at past schools. It is attended, on average, by 100 students, both paid and volunteer, from 49 different fire departments.
Course information is generally released for the upcoming school around February-March.
Lunch will be provided Saturday and Sunday by the Mt. Pleasant Ladies Auxiliary for all registered students.
*Students must provide NFPA-approved PPE to include helmet, gloves, hood, bunker pants and coat, firefighter boots. NO SHORTS OR SLEEVELESS SHIRTS.