Fire protection in Washington Township was first organized in 1919 with a bucket brigade in the Trilby area.  Although much of Washington Township has disappeared through annexation, we continue over 80 years of tradition of service to our community shown to us by our brother firefighters from the Point Place, Trilby, Alexis and Shoreland Volunteer Fire Departments.  We honor their memory and hope that they would be proud of what the department has to offer today.




The WTFD EMS Bureau consists of both Engine 72 and Rescue Engine 72 pulling first out EMS duty alongside Medic 72 as Transport Unit.


The WTFD Fire Bureau consists of 1 Engine, 1 Rescue and Extrication Engine and 1 Backup Engine.

Special Operations

The WTFD Special Operations Bureau consists of 1 Command Unit, 1 Support Jeep, 1 Rescue Boat, 2 Hovercrafts and 1 Special Ops Trailer.

WTFD - Station 72 Lucas County

2469 Shoreland Ave

Toledo, Ohio 43611

Tel: 419-726-2453

Fax: 419-727-9833




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Station 72

Home of the

Washington Township Fire Department.

Located just outside of Toledo, Ohio in Lucas County, the Washington Township Fire Department provides EMS and Fire protection to an area located along the Ottawa River, Lake Erie, I-75 and the Michigan border.  WTFD proudly employs both pay per call and pay per shift  EMT, Paramedic and Fire personnel trained in EMS, Patient Transport, Fire Suppression, Vehicle Extrication, Hazmat, Water and Ice Rescue.  Providing mutual aid to both the cities and suburbs surrounding our township in both Ohio and Michigan along with the rising number of calls for help has left WTFD responding to a record number of calls each of the years past with 500 calls expected this year alone.

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