Fire Station 13 was erected in the year 1899 at the corner of Front Street & Paine Avenue in East Toledo.

This two-bay station saw various apparatus serve from this location, from steamers to hook & ladder trucks.

On May 1, 1936, No. 13 Hook & Ladder was taken out of service.

In the spring of 1985, the original station, built in 1899, was closed. On May 5, 1985 a new Station 13 was opened at 1899 Front Street.

Captain Thomas Lewandowski

Captain Lewandowski was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on September 22, 1989. Captain Lewandowski was promoted to Lieutenant in 1995. Following his promotion to Lieutenant, Captain Lewandowski was assigned to the Training Bureau for one year, then returned to Field Operations until his promotion to Captain. He was promoted to Captain in 2002. Captain Lewandowski is a Hazardous Materials Technician.

Captain Lewandowski was assigned to the relief pool until 2010 when he was assigned to Station 18. Captain Lewandowski served as Captain of station 7 until the end of 2013. In 2014 he began his current assignment as Captain of Station 13.