Fire Division

Chief: Bill Moorman                   Deputy Chief: Doug Isaacson



“The Bowling Green Fire Division will be performing a live burn demonstration (weather permitting) at our Station 2 open house, 1060 Pearl St, on Octber 6th. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The open house runs from 10am to 1pm. The burn will start at approximately 11am and should conclude by 11:30am. Smoke may be noticed in the neighborhoods adjacent to the fire station. If you have any medical conditions that may be impacted by the smoke, you are encouraged to keep your windows and doors shut. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Fire Division at 419-352-3106.”

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The Mission of the Bowling Green Fire Division is:

  • To provide quality fire and emergency medical services in a safe, timely, and efficient manner…
  • To provide exceptional emergency services by dedicating ourselves to excellence and integrity…
  • To provide a safe working environment and rewarding work for every employee…
  • To honor our obligations to the people of Bowling Green.


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Photo Courtesy of : Melissa Ripke



Fire Suppression

Emergency Medical Services

Rope Rescue

Confined Space Rescue

Water Rescue

Vehicle Extrication

Fire Inspections

Fire Investigation

Providing Mutual Aid to Neighboring Departments

Fire Prevention (Including Code Enforcement and Education)

Public Walk-In Blood Pressure Checks

Aiding in the Issuing of Permits for Open Burning, Ceremonial Fires, Candles, Fireworks, etc.

Home Fire Safety Inspections (Upon Request)

Pre-fire incident planning of all businesses and apartment complexes

About the Fire Division

Coverage Area Includes the City of Bowling Green and the BGSU Campus.

Bowling Green Fire Division has 51 full-time personnel.

Personnel are divided into three shifts (with exception to the Chief, Deputy Chief, and Administrative Secretary).

Each shift works for an entire 24 hour period.  This equates to 52 hours a week.

All personnel are required to maintain Fire Fighter II certification (The highest Fire Certification).

All personnel are also required to maintain a minimum EMS certification of EMT-Basic but many are certified at an ALS (advalanced life support) level.

The quality of fire protection available to the citizens of Bowling Green is evaluated by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The insurance industry relies on ISO to determine insurance rates for business, industry, and homeowners. The Bowling Green Fire Division has earned an ISO Class 2 rating.  Click on the link to see how quality fire protection can lower your insurance premiums.

In March of 2014, Bowling Green Fire Division became Internationally Accredited by the Commission on Fire Service Accreditation International (CFAI) .

“Accreditation is a comprehensive self-assessment and evaluation model  that enables organizations to examine past, current, and future service levels and internal performance and compare them to industry best practices. This process leads to improved service delivery.”