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City of Bowling Green
Fire Division
552 East Court Street
Bowling Green, OH  43402

Telephone: 419-352-3106

Email: bgcity@bgohio.org

 

History of BGFD

1883 : Fire Division Established

1921 : Fire Division was Motorized

1933 : First Full Time Employee

1957 : Division Staff Consisted of:

  • Chief
  • 3 Lieutenants
  • 6 Fire Fighters

1958 : Purchased a 75 Foot Maxim Aerial Truck

1967 : Began Ambulance Service

1968-1970 : 4 Firefighters Added to the Roster

1972 : Five Fire Fighters Hired

1978 : First Paramedic Trained

1981 : Full Time Inspector Added

1982 : 1 Additional Fire Fighter Hired

1993 : Income Tax Passed to Add 8 Fire Fighters Making Staffing Levels:

  • Chief
  • Deputy Chief
  • 3 Captains
  • 3 Lieutenants
  • 24 Fire Fighters (All Trained to at least EMT-B, 12 were Paramedics)

1997 : Income Tax Passed to Add 19 Fire Fighters to Staff West Side Fire Station

1998 : Hiring and Training of Addition 19 Fire Fighters Begins

2000 : Pearl Street Station (West Side) Opened

2001 : Last of the 19 Levied Fire Fighters Hired and Trained

2009 : Current Staffing Levels are:

  • Chief
  • Deputy Chief
  • Secretary
  • 3 Captains
  • 9 Lieutenants
  • 37 Fire Fighters

Current Staffing:

  • Chief
  • Administrative Secretary
  • 3 Captains
  • 6 Lieutenants
  • 39 Fire Fighters

 

 

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