Fire Safety Inspector - Hybrid Online/Face-to-Face format

Online dates:  
August 22 - October 8, 2023

Classroom dates:  
October 9 - 13, 2023

For qualified firefighters who wish to complete their fire safety inspector certification with a combination of concentrated class work and online learning. 

REGISTER BY August 15. This class has been approved by the ODPS/Fire Training Committee to be delivered in this format at BGSU. The online section of the class will be taught August 22 – October 8 and the in-class portion is taught at BGSU during the week of October 9 - 13. You must successfully complete the online course work in order to progress to the in-class section. The State exam will be available in the afternoon of Friday, October 13.

Special Requirements
OAC 4765-11-14: Each student shall be certified as a firefighter under section 4765.55 of the Revised Code. Each student shall be employed by one of the following: A firefighting agency as defined in division (A)(5) of section 9.60 of the Revised Code; A private firefighting company as defined in division (A)(5) of section 9.60 of the Revised Code that is providing fire protection in accordance with division (B), (C), or (D) of section 9.60 of the Revised Code. Students must complete NIMS IS-100 and IS-700 prior to certification.

Required Textbook
You must purchase and bring IFSTA Fire Inspection & Code Enforcement–8th Edition & Study Guide. The books can be purchased through or John D. Pruer & Associates at 1.800.253.8183.

Students will also need a copy of the current Ohio Fire Code 

Lead Instructors
Brandon Loboschefski, Chief, Maumee F.D.
Patrick Wambo, Chief (retired)
Andrew Bickerstaff, Lt., Niles F.D.


Updated: 06/13/2023 02:21PM