Brandon George Recognized for Advanced Rescue Training
Fire Engineer, Brandon George of the Rosenberg Fire Department will be recognized by City Council on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 for achieving specialized training through Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).
George is one of approximately 100 individuals world-wide to receive this specialized certification and the most recent for Rosenberg’s Fire Department, including Battalion Chief Justin White and Fire Engineer Darwin Dobesh. The training offers only one or two sessions per year with back-to-back classes that can take anywhere from a week to ten days to complete. George has been working within the program since 2010 and is now a certified Urban Search and Rescue (USR) Specialist. The training includes education for members of a Technical Rescue Team (TRT) in the areas of structure collapse, ropes, confined spaces, and trench rescue, making him an invaluable asset to disaster preparedness for the City of Rosenberg and Fort Bend County.
George joined the Rosenberg Fire Department as a firefighter in 2009 and progressed to a Fire Engineer, showing hard work and initiative in his training efforts. In addition to his yearly training with County Technical Rescue team, George has applied to be a teacher with TEEX this summer.
“Whenever training is available, I’m always one of the first guys to go to it,” George said. “I enjoy doing that kind work and when I started in Rosenberg, they needed people for the TRT so I joined. I really enjoyed learning about using the ropes and knots and doing the high angle rescues.”
Finance Department Awarded Certificate of Distinction
The City of Rosenberg’s Finance Department has been awarded a Certificate of Distinction by the Government Treasurers’ Organization of Texas (GTOT) for its Investment Policy.
“Receiving this recognition for a well written investment policy is a testament to the finance department’s mission of providing the community with financial expertise by promoting sound financial policies” stated Luis Garza, Finance Manager.
Members of the Investment Policy Review Committee at GTOT reviewed the policy against several criteria to determine policy excellence. The certificate, covering a two-year period that ends in February 2019, is the first year the City has earned this distinction.