Fire department holds dedication for new East Toledo station

9/11/2012
BLADE STAFF
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Former fire chief Mike Wolever, left, and current Chief Luis Santiago, right, use the jaws of life to cut a pipe during a "ribbon" cutting at the 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony and Dedication of Fire Station 6 in East Toledo.

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Former fire chief Mike Wolever, left, and current Chief Luis Santiago, right, use the jaws of life to cut a pipe during a
Former fire chief Mike Wolever, left, and current Chief Luis Santiago, right, use the jaws of life to cut a pipe during a "ribbon" cutting at the 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony and Dedication of Fire Station 6 in East Toledo.

A new East Toledo fire station was dedicated today.

The fire Station 6 at 1155 Oak St. was paid for — in part — by a $3 million federal stimulus award, announced in 2009.

The new station replaces the former Station 6 at 542 Starr Ave.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dedication of new fire station.

Department officials broke ground at the site in October, 2011 — the new station, at about 18,000 square feet, is now the largest in the city.