The recent cold that enveloped Toledo brought with it an spike in incidents since the first of the year. Toledo Fire & Rescue responds to an average of 150 incidents per 24-hour tour. The total incidents for the first seven days of 2014 averaged out to over 170 per 24-hour tour, with January 7, 2014 totaling 248 incidents, including four structure fires, during that 24-hour period.
Toledo Fire & Rescue would also request the assistance from the residents and business owners in the City of Toledo. If you have a hydrant on or near your property, we would request that you help us to help you by clearing an area around the hydrant of three feet that will allow us to see the hydrant quickly, and, when we need to connect to the hydrant, saving seconds and minutes in the event of a fire.
Please make sure that your smoke alarms are operating properly, and use care when using alternate heating methods.