Texas Names Training Area after H. R. Brayton

Issue 8 and Volume 113.

Texas Names Training Area after H. R. Brayton Directors of the Texas A. and M. College System recently honored the late Colonel H. R. Brayton, pioneer in the training of Texas firemen, by designating the Texas Engineering Extension Service’s new firemen’s training area the “Brayton Firemen Training Field.” Brayton, who died in 1957, began offering courses for the training of Texas firemen in 1930, while he was a member of the chemistry department staff at Texas A. and M. College. Beginning the training program with less than 20 students, Colonel Brayton, before his retirement in 1955, saw the program expanded to an annual firemen’s training school at A. and M., plus off-campus training courses that are statewide in scope. During his tenure as director of firemen’s training for the Industrial Extension Service of A. and M., and later the Texas Engineering Extension Service, Brayton directed the training of an estimated…

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