TFRD to reshape recruitment process in coordination with agency

TFRD recruitment event (Jaden Jefferson)

TOLEDO, Ohio — This morning, the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department held an event announcing their partnership with Voxhub for the recruitment of additional staff for the fire academy. With this new partnership, the department aims to modernize their current recruitment process through social media, by promoting opportunities within the ranks of TFRD.

Chief Brian Byrd tells me that with an already understaffed department, the recruitment process is all the more important, as some current staff look to retire from the field.

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“We had always intended on hiring more classes, so that part hasn’t changed. What this does is it gives us the ability to be more efficient with how we bring qualified people to the table,” Byrd said.

Fire officials say this event is just the kickoff of what will be a major campaign to recruit new firefighters for the department. If you’re looking to join the next fire academy class, visit or call 419–245–3161 if you have any questions.



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Jaden Jefferson

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