Volunteer firefighters hone their skills at annual fire school in Bowling Green

  • Source: ToledoNewsNow
  • Published: 03/10/2018 05:08 PM

The men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep you safe are at Bowling Green State University this weekend honing their skills. It’s the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Fireman’s Association Fire School. The free event attracts close to 500 first responders. Ohio law requires 54 hours of firefighting education every three years for the volunteers. They’re updated on the latest procedures and advances in firefighting and lifesaving techniques. “It’s just like anything else. If you don’t use your skills you lose your skills," said Bruce Silcott, president of the association. Firefighters learned how to safely respond to a house fire inside a mobile lab. At any instant temperatures can shoot from 300 to 1200 degrees.


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