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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Toledo Fire Station 3 opened Monday in north Toledo.
Located at the corner of
Bush and North Erie, the neighborhood fought to keep the station after
structural problems emerged. Now, the station has modern updates while keeping
its history alive in the original stone from the 1927 building.
The doors open to a lobby
area where walk-in emergencies can be taken care of.
"We can have someone sit
down and we can assess them right there – blood pressure, pulse, see what their
problem is," explained Steve Stainbrook, a Toledo firefighter.
He and other firefighters
have already made themselves at home in the spacious kitchen, and the old
sliding pole was turned into a foot rest.
"When you have a nice
station like this, it makes it easier to do that job," said Lt. Matthew
Hertzfeld. "Makes it easier to come back after a tough fire, get cleaned up and
get a good meal."
"We see that every time we
are coming and going in the kitchen, heading for the rig," Stainbrook said. "That's
a reminder for us of our brothers that paid the ultimate sacrifice."
The old, but new, station
serves as a reminder that the firefighters are a vital part of the
neighborhood, and forever connected to two heroes.
"I think they're looking
over us," Stainbrook said.
The new station still has
bullet holes in three of its windows while police continue to investigate an
incident from June.
Meanwhile, construction on
Fire Station 12 has started up again on Suder and Chase in north Toledo. The
project was halted for several weeks when it was discovered the foundation was
not stable. Fill dirt had to be removed and replaced with stable ground, which
cost the city over $500,000 in addition to the multi-million dollar project.
The money was taken from the city's 2014 capital improvement budget.
fire house will give Toledo 19 stations.
"I think these are all
positive steps, not just for the department, not just for the neighborhood, but
for the city as a whole," said Lt. Hertzfeld. "It shows it's a vibrant city
that continues to look toward fire service, to provide fire and EMS protection."
Another positive about the project: The station will have a training tower for firefighters to use while on the job, as well as for nearby stations to use to train.
Station 12's completion
date was expected to be sometime this summer, but the project is now several