Early records show that Station 6 began serving the City of Toledo in 1858 on the north side of Summit Street between LaGrange & Elm, with no street numbers given.

In 1866, the last year of volunteer service, Station 6 found her home in East Toledo at Starr & Euclid Streets.

This station was replaced in 1895 and relocated to Starr & Main, then to 642 Starr in 1951, and, eventually to 1155 Oak Street in 2012.

While at Main & Starr, Station 6 housed one Silsby Steam Engine, one Milburn Hose Wagon, one Champion Chemical Wagon, and one Seagrave Hook & Ladder.

Today, Station 6 houses Engine 6, Rescue Transport 6, Life Squad 2, and Battalion Chief 1.

Captain Matthew Brixey

Captain Matthew Brixey was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on March 31, 2000. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2009, then to  Captain on March 15, 2013.

Captain Brixey is a Dive Master with the Water Rescue Team and a HAZMAT Officer/Safety Officer for the Hazardous Materials Team. Captain Brixey is trained as a Confined Space Rescue Technician along with Trench Rescue Operations, Rope Rescue Operations and Structural Collapse Technician for the Confined Space/U.S.A.R. Team.

Captain Brixey holds an Associates Degree in Fire Science from Owens Community College and a Bachelors Degree of Science in Fire Administration from Bowling Green State University.