Tuesday 51 brave men and women made the commitment to put their lives on the line for the City of Toledo.
The group of new fire recruits will join the 493 fire fighters already protecting the city, but they won't be available for street duty until the end of this year. They'll start 13 weeks of fire training then 9 weeks of training to be emergency medical technicians.
"It's a big day for our department. We're moving forward. It's a demonstration of the mayor's commitment to public safety in Toledo. It's going to be a great week for Toledo Fire and rescue.", says Chief Luis Santiago, Toledo Fire Department
Thursday the city will break ground on a new fire station at Chase and Suder streets in north Toledo. It's expected to be completed by next summer.