BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) – Dozens of local firefighters have been hard at work this week at a grueling state fire school in Bowling Green.
There are fire instructors from around Ohio and Kentucky, and two from the New York City Fire Department passing on their expertise and new tactics in fighting fires.
"Yesterday we did a whole bunch of stuff with a 2 1/2 inch hose which is very hard to manhandle and they all thought this is never going to happen. They worked their butts off but they got through everything and they walked away with an appreciation that when we need it, we need that big punch of water, that they can do it." said Lieutenant Grant Light of the Cincinnati Fire Department.
Perrysburg Fire Chief Jeff Klein has also been teaching a fire class this week, and training at the abandoned buildings and on the rescue ropes continues tomorrow.
Many of the firefighters are also earning college credits towards a degree. And in the least, they're building confidence for that next big fire.