General Information & Registration

General Information

Confirmation of registration, class information, parking, on-campus housing reservation(summer only) and other critical information is sent via e-mail only.

A refund, minus a $20 processing fee, will be given for cancellation 21 days prior to the first class date. After that date, no refunds will be given but substitutions (who meet the prerequisite requirements) can be made without penalty.

Liability Waiver
Before participating in any activity, all State Fire School participants are required to sign a liability waiver. State Fire School and BGSU does not assume liability for accidents or injuries.  Some classes require a signed letter from your chief stating that you are physically fit for duty with no restrictions or other specific documentation (check individual class listings).

Some classes require travel to off-campus training sites.  Students are responsible for their own transportation.

All parking on campus requires a permit and compliance with BGSU regulations. You will receive parking permit and other instructions with your confirmation. General information and maps can be found at:

New On-Campus Housing- Centennial Hall (NOT AVAILABLE May 2020)
This year we have rooms available in our new Centennial dormitory. The rooms are comfortably furnished with 2 twin beds, suite-style lodging and private bathrooms. The building is state of the art and includes access to spacious lounges, a kitchenette, laundry facilities, and vending/ice machines. Clean towels are provided daily. Free and secure wireless Internet service is available in all residential quarters and event spaces. Each floor has a lounge area with a large screen television. Convenient parking is available and the dorms are located within walking distance of State Fire School classrooms. 

The rooms do not include a television or alarm clock.

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Easy Ways to Register:

*To invoice your employer for class fees, you must register by phone or fax.*

Phone: 419.372.8200
Fax: 419.372.1631
Online: Registration Site*
*Register online with credit card

Bowling Green State University
State Fire School
124 Williams Hall
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0200

Registration Forms:

May Fire School
Registration Form (PDF)

October Fire School
Registration Form (PDF)

Certified Rescue Tech
Registration Form (PDF)

The above documents are in PDF format , which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Updated: 01/03/2024 09:47AM