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Protecting Toledo Since 1837

Not many professions can say that they make a difference every day, but, in the fire service, it is true.” – Chief Luis A. Santiago

In 1837, Toledo firefighters were volunteers working from a single fire station on Cherry Street. Now the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department has 19 fire stations located strategically throughout the city staffed by over 500 professional firefighters.

The Toledo Fire & Rescue Department responds to all fire and medical incidents in the city of Toledo. The medical response also includes both basic and advanced transport to local hospitals. All Toledo firefighters are State of Ohio certified as Firefighter II and trained as Emergency Medical Technician-Basic with 190 also being certified as Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic.

Each year the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department responds to over 53,000 calls for emergency service including fire, hazardous materials incidents, water rescue, confined space rescue, and homeland security.