ALERT provides transportation to and from the airport or train station. We only require that you schedule your transportation needs around our predetermined dates and times, and submit the Transportation Form at least 14 days in advance of your arrival or departure.

Transportation Forms

Before you make your travel plans...

be sure that they fit within the DATE, TIME, and LOCATION parameters below.

2018 Arrival Dates:

  • Jan 6: Emergency Response Training
  • Mar 10: BT Cadre
  • Mar 17: Tech Rescue, Diving, EMT-Basic, Aviation, Mobile Response Team, & Campus Support Team
  • Mar 23: Basic Training Unit 59
  • Jun 23: Emergency Response Training, Leadership & Communication, Mobile Response Team, & Campus Support Team
  • Aug 25: BT Cadre
  • Sept 1: Fire Academy, Diving, EMT-Basic, Aviation, Mobile Response Team, & Campus Support Team
  • Sept 6: Basic Training Unit 60

2018 Departure Dates:

  • Mar 17: Departure for ERT
  • May 26: Departure for Basic Training Unit 59
  • Jun 2: Departure for Tech Rescue, Diving, BT Cadre, EMT-Basic, Aviation, Mobile Response Team & Campus Support Team
  • Aug 25: Departure for Leadership & Communication
  • Sept 1: Departure for ERT, Mobile Response Team, & Campus Support Team
  • Nov 10: Departure for Basic Training Unit 60
  • Nov 17: Departure for Diving, BT Cadre, EMT-Basic, Aviation, Mobile Response Team & Campus Support Team
  • Dec 1: Departure for Fire Academy

Basic Training:

ALERT Transportation:
– Arrivals must be scheduled before 2:00 PM.
– Departures must be scheduled after 12:00 Noon.

Personal Transportation:
– Arrive on campus no later than 4 PM.
– Departure may be scheduled for any time after the Advancement Ceremony.

Battalion:

For those who have completed Basic Training.

ALERT Transportation:
– Arrivals must be scheduled before 5:00 PM.
– Departures must be scheduled after 12:00 Noon.

Personal Transportation:
– Arrive on campus no later than 4 PM on the day before training begins.
– Departure may be scheduled after 6:00 AM the day after training ends.

Arrival/Departure Locations:

• ALERT Headquarters, Big Sandy (Personal Vehicle)
• Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport—DFW (Airplane)
• Dallas Love Field—DAL (Airplane)
• Mineola—Amtrak (Train)

If your travel arrangements are not within the specified parameters, you are responsible to find your own transportation to/from the airport. If this is the case, there are two main options:

Shuttle
www.shuttleofeasttx.com
The closest shuttle stop to the ALERT Campus is Lindale, TX.

Train
Use public transportation from the DFW airport to Union Station and take the train to Mineola, TX.