Fire school set at BGSU to train local first responders

Volunteer firefighters train for car accidents during weekend classes at BGSU last year.

(Submitted by the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association)

The Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association’s annual Regional Fire School will be March 23 and 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the campus of Bowling Green State University. Classes will be held in Olscamp Hall and the Business Administration Building off Ridge Street in the central campus area.

Last year, more than 1,300 first responders from Northwest Ohio participated in the Regional Fire School. Some of the classes available to first responders include courses on medical emergencies, agricultural emergencies, fire and explosions, illegal drug interventions with first responders, firefighter safety classes, disaster response and numerous outside hands-on trainings.

Many vendors also participate in the school to show first responders the latest tools and equipment available.

This is an opportunity for local first responders to increase their skills and learn the latest information for their safety and the safety of the public. The school is free to first responders.