State Fire School returns to BGSU campus this fall

BOWLING GREEN, O.—For more than 35 years, firefighters have been coming to State Fire School at Bowling Green State University to get the most up-to-date, hands-on training.

That tradition continues this fall when State Fire School returns to the BGSU campus Oct. 9-13. This session will prepare attendees with training in courses covering basic skills to advanced techniques. Scholarships are available for qualifying participants.

The schedule for October includes 21 classes, nine of which can be taken for academic credit, including Basic Fire Investigation, Advanced Fire Investigation, Confined Space Technician, and Fire Instructor Certification. New courses include a variety of EMS classes, Contextual Intelligence for Public Administrators and Truck Company Essentials.

A 36-hour Volunteer Firefighter Certification course is also on the schedule. The curriculum includes fire behavior, ventilation, rescue, safety, fire hose and fire streams.

State Fire School also provides firefighters the opportunity to learn the administrative skills necessary to advance their careers in Fire Officer 1 and Fire Officer 2 courses, both conforming to NFPA standards. Fire Officer 1 includes a classroom portion during fire school and an online portion completed afterward.

The Nationwide Foundation and the Zimmerman-Markley Community Service Award program both provide financial support for attendees. The deadline to apply for the October sessions is Sept. 1. To learn more, visit http://www.fireschool.org/scholarships.php.

For more information on State Fire School, visit www.fireschool.org or call Ann Light or Kerry Fisher at 419-372-8181.

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(Posted August 17, 2010 )