Toledo's mayor and fire chief to visit BGSU March 15
When accidents happen on a construction site, what occurs after the call to 911? That’s the question Toledo Mayor Mike Bell and Toledo Fire Chief Mike Wolever will address March 15 at an event sponsored by the Student Construction Management Association (SCMA). The event is at 7 p.m. in 221 Olscamp Hall.
Organizers say this knowledge is crucial to their graduates. Many of them become job-site managers who will be responsible for the construction crew’s interaction with emergency services. They will also be the ones with the equipment to help emergency crews in the rescue operations.
“I hope students walk away with a better understanding of the public sector and gain some knowledge from guys who have been doing this for 30 plus years,” said Morgan Montgomery, vice president of SCMA. “Safety is huge in this industry, and we wanted to have a presentation that focuses on that, and having Mayor Bell with his experience here will be great.”
Bell is the former state fire marshal and also served as Toledo’s fire chief for more than 15 years. He and Wolever are expected to provide personal stories and “what would you do” scenarios. Attendees will also be able to ask questions after the presentation.
Two representatives from ET Electric Company will be in attendance; other industry professionals have come in the past.
The Construction Management program has more than 1,000 graduates, with a current enrollment of 219 students in the four-year program.
Students and faculty participate in alternative spring break
Although they are headed for Florida, the 28 students leaving Sunday (March 7) will not be going to the beach. Instead, they are taking a “green” alternative spring break organized by the Center for Environmental Programs and the Office of Campus Activities.
Accompanied by Drs. Nick Hennessy, campus sustainability coordinator, and Bryan Cavins, assistant dean of students for leadership programs and former director of Outdoor Programs, the group will spend seven days in Pensacola working on a number of environmental projects in Big Lagoon State Park, including trail maintenance and repair, wildlife rehabilitation, planting of native species, dock and park facility repairs and assisting the ranger staff.
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