TFRD Chief Luis Santiago to retire

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The City of Toledo has announced that Toledo Fire and Rescue Department Chief Luis Santiago will retire on August 3.

Chief Santiago became a Toledo firefighter in May of 1984. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1988, captain in 1993, battalion chief in 2000, deputy/assistant chief in 2007, and appointed chief of the department on July 2, 2011.

In a press release from the city, Chief Santiago said, “It has been a privilege leading this great department, which is full of talented and dedicated men and women. It is and was truly an honor serving as fire chief. I wish nothing but the best for the department and the city of Toledo.”

Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said of the announcement, “Chief Santiago has dutifully and honorably served the people of Toledo for more than three decades, and he has admirably led the Fire and Rescue Department since 2011. I want to publicly thank him for his bravery as a firefighter, his service to the people of Toledo, and for the advances made by the department under his leadership.”