Fire Station No. 12 grand opening todayWritten by Staff Reports | | email@example.com
The Toledo Fire & Rescue Department (TFRD) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $3.9 million fire station No. 12 in North Toledo at 1 p.m. today.
With the opening of station No. 12, located at 3435 Chase Street, at the corner of Suder Avenue, there will be 19 fire stations in the city.
The groundbreaking ceremony for station No. 12 was held Sept. 5, 2013. The cost of construction was funded by the City of Toledo, Capital Improvement Planning Budget. The city partnered with The Collaborative Inc. and Midwest Contracting for design and construction.
Station No. 12 is 13,049 square feet and features three drive-through apparatus bays, a dedicated training room and a training tower that allows various rope rescue training scenarios, according to a news release.
Station No. 12 originally was located at Cleveland and Summit streets, when it was constructed in 1899. Toledo firefighters served from that station until Dec. 26, 1967, when it was closed and moved to new quarters located at 3530 Suder Ave. That station was in operation until June 19, 1980, when it was closed due to budget constraints, and never replaced until the opening of this station at 3435 Chase Street.