Firefighters enhance skills at State Fire School

BOWLING GREEN, O.–More than 100 firefighters will be coming to State Fire School at Bowling Green State University this week to get the most up-to-date, hands-on training.

From Oct. 9-13, attendees will participate in such advanced and basic courses as fire ground search and investigation, rope rescue and engine company operation. 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 national standards.

BGSU has been hosting the school for more than 35 years. This year, 17 firefighters are receiving scholarships to attend, thanks to $7,000 from the Nationwide Foundation.

For more information on State Fire School, visit www.fireschool.org or call Ann Light or Kerry Fisher at 1-877-650-8165.

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(Posted October 04, 2010 )