History

History of State Fire School

Bowling Green State University has been proudly hosting State Fire School since 1974. State Fire School holds Charter 369 through the Ohio Department of Public Safety and offers classes that meet the needs of the person with little or no experience and that of individuals who are seeking to gain advanced, specialized skills and knowledge.

State Fire School began with a group of fewer than 200 students. Since it's inception May Fire School has increased its annual attendance to more than 500. In 2003 a second annual October school was added at BGSU and in 2005 a third school was added in Cincinnati (Hamilton County Fire School).  Currently we offer more than 40 classes, many of which are approved for academic credit, online classes, specialized technical rescue certification, contract training and SFS “On the Road”. Virtually every State Fire School class can be delivered off-site, at your department or business.