State Fire School starts May 10

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Hundreds of emergency responders will arrive at Bowling Green State University Monday, May 10, for State Fire School. The program runs until May 14.

The opening ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Lenhart Grand Ballroom with a presentation by Toledo Pipes and Drums and a welcome by BGSU President Carol Cartwright. Steven Kimple, Battalion Chief, Washington Twp. Fire Department, will present the keynote address, “16 Lifesaving Initiatives.”

Mitchell Ross, Chief (ret.) of the Upper Arlington Fire Department, will be recognized as the 2010 Honorary Dean of State Fire School at the opening ceremony. Chief Ross is a team manager for the federal Urban Search and Rescue Team and was deployed to the World Trade Center collapse and to hurricanes Ivan and Rita.

Since 1974, BGSU’s premier fire training program has provided the most up-to-date training and education in firefighting, officer leadership, investigation, technical rescue, emergency medical care, and more.

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

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Editor’s Note: Additional events of media interest are as follows (not for publication).

 

Please contact Ann Light, at 419-308-2367 or Kerry Fisher, at 419-344-2578 if you plan on attending any of these events to receive additional details and safety information.

                                   

•       Monday, May 10, 12-5 p.m.

        Fire Attack

        Maumee Training Center, 700 Mingo Drive, Maumee

        (Behind the Ford Stamping Plant)

        Search and rescue involving carrying full equipment

 

        Street Smart Engine and Ladder Company Operations

        Toledo Fire and Rescue Training Facility, Airport Highway, Toledo

 

•       Tuesday, May 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

        Heavy Rescue

        Central Trux and Parts, 8550 Central Ave., Sylvania

        Extrication training in unusual/extreme situations with commercial truck and school bus accidents and water rescue scenarios.

 

        8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

        Street Smart Engine and Ladder Company Operations

        1102 S. Wheeling, Oregon

        Forcible entry, vent-enter searches

 

        9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

        Fire Attack

        See location under Monday, May 10

 

•       Wednesday, May 12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

        Heavy Rescue

        See location under Tuesday, May 11

 

        9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

        Fire Attack

        See location under Monday, May 10

 

•       Thursday, May 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

        Heavy Rescue

        See location under Tuesday, May 11

 

        8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

        Advance Truck Company Operations

        420 14th St., 812 and 814 Fernwood, Toledo

        Forcible entry, vent-enter searches

 

        Street Smart Engine and Ladder Company Operations

        420 14th Street, Toledo

 

         9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

         Advanced Rope Rescue

         Water tower on Sand Ridge Road, Bowling Green

                       

          Fire Attack

          6730 Anthony Wayne Trail, Waterville

          Live fire training—will burn down structure

 

 

•       Friday, May 14, 8 a.m. to noon

        Advanced Rope Rescue

        Offenhauer Towers, BGSU

        Exercises involving the evacuation of a high rise using advanced rope rescue techniques

(Posted May 07, 2010 )