Texas Recruit School Held Texas fire fighters have completed the latest of the eight-week, 320-hour recruit schools conducted by the Firemen’s Training School of Texas A&M University. From August through June annually, the schools are held to fulfill minimum requirements for firemen set by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and Personnel Education. All the students are full-time fire fighters, with the majority having less than a year’s experience. Classes include ladder drills, hose drills, breathing apparatus, fire truck pumping operations, fire extinguisher problems, knot tying, rescue, first aid, public relations and other fire fighting procedures. Students also receive emergency driving instruction from the Texas Department of Public Safety. More than 235 fire fighters have completed the program which began in 1970. Out-of-state fire fighters will be accepted, on a limited basis, in future training sessions.