State Fire School starts May 9

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Hundreds of emergency responders will arrive at Bowling Green State University May 9 for State Fire School. The program runs until May 13.

The opening ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Lenhart Grand Ballroom. One training exercise will take place on BGSU’s campus. On May 13 from 8 a.m. to noon an advanced rope rescue class will utilize the Offenhauer Towers for an evacuation exercise. Earlier rope rescue training will take place May 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the water tower on Sand Ridge Road in Bowling Green.

Additional training includes live fire and search and rescue tactics involving full equipment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10-12 at 4114 Glendale Ave. in Toledo and extrication training in usual and extreme situations May 10-12 at Central Trux and Parts located at 8550 Central Ave. in Sylvania.

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.

State Fire School is hosted by BGSU’s Continuing and Extended Education. For more information, visit www.fireschool.org or call Ann Light or Kerry Gonzalez at 419-372-8181.

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(Posted May 05, 2011 )