On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 14 names were added to the University of Toledo Emergency Medicine Wall of Honor. Twelve of those honored were members of the first Toledo Fire & Rescue Department paramedic class that began in 1974. These 12 men are the foundation from which we stand on in our current model of Emergency Medical Services that is provided in our region today.

On behalf of Fire Chief Brian Byrd and the men and women of the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department we would to thank these men for leaving us such a strong legacy. Class Roster (year 1974): William Brown, Michael Condon, James Dugan, David Hilton, Alan Janney, Paul Johnston, Renzo Meraldo, James Markland, Ralph Mungons, Sam Reynolds, Barney Rouster, and Daniel Thedford.