NERRTC was founded in 1998 by congressional mandate following the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Since that time, NERRTC has provided training for more than 368,900 responders in nearly 8,200 jurisdictions in all 50 states, the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
NERRTC is a part of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), the internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response and workforce training, exercises, and technical assistance. Formally established in 1948 as part of the Texas A&M University System, TEEX was charged with providing occupational and technical training services to the citizens of Texas. These historical roots and a strong foundation in extension training have enabled TEEX to develop into one of the largest workforce training organizations in the nation.
TEEX is a member of the Texas A&M University System, one of the largest and most complex systems of higher education in the United States. Through a statewide network of nine university campuses, seven state agencies, and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 105,000 students, conducts more than $625 million in research, and reaches another 15 million people through the service year. Able to leverage the resources of the entire Texas A&M University System, TEEX provides planning, training, and exercise support to local, state, and federal government, as well as private industry in all areas of preparedness and response.
Since 1998, comprehensive planning, unmatched homeland security training, and real-world exercise programs have been the hallmarks of TEEX.