In 1899 four Toledo Fire & Rescue Department stations were constructed, Station 14 was one of those four.

Station 14 began its service at the corner of Lagrange & Everett, and remained at that location until it was closed on March 11, 1964 at 0700 hrs.

On December 28, 1964, Station 14 was placed back into service at 1655 South Reynolds Road, at Hess. This station was obtained from Adams Township through annexation. This station was formerly Adams Township No. 1.

Fifteen new firefighters were appointed at the same time increasing line strength to 517.

Captain Michael Mowka

Captain Mowka has been a member of the TFRD since March of 1996. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2006 and was detailed as an Alarm Officer Supervisor and then Lieutenant at 9’s station on A shift. He was promoted to Captain in 2010 and worked as a relief officer on A shift. Captain Mowka served as an instructor in the January 2011, December 2012 and September 2013 Academy Classes.

Captain Mowka’s specialties include: Nationally Registered Paramedic, Hazmat Technician, Confined Space and Trench Rescue, Advanced Auto Extrication, Incident Safety Officer, High Angle Rope Rescue, Structural Collapse Rescue Technician and a State Certified Fire Instructor. Captain Mowka is also a member of the TFRD Medic on Bike program and a member of the Northwest Ohio Region 1 USAR Team. Captain Mowka is a proud member of the TFRD Honor Guard.

Captain Mowka is currently assigned as Station Commander of fire station 14.