dsc_2447Today at 9 a.m., the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department added to its roster with the swearing in of 40 new fire recruits.

Following the ceremony the recruits will begin thirteen weeks of fire training followed by nine weeks of training to become Emergency Medical Technicians.

Upon graduation, the recruits will be certified as State of Ohio Firefighter II and certified as Emergency Medical Technician-Basic through the State of Ohio/National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

With the swearing in of Fire Class 291, our department roster will be at 545 members.