The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department showcased its newest tool to spread safety lessons for both children and adults.

Workers adapted a 20-year-old fire truck into an interactive public-education rig.

Department and city officials unveiled it during a news conference Friday at Fire Station 12, 3435 Chase St. in North Toledo.

Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and Fire Chief Luis Santiago unveil the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department’s newly repurposed public education vehicle at Fire Station 12 on Chase Street.

The 20-year-old truck is blanketed with safety slogans.

Fire Chief Luis Santiago said he envisions the truck in service at parks, schools, and senior centers to reach the public.

The truck previously logged about 166,000 miles for the department.

The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department’s public education vehicle will promote fire safety and education for residents.

Ryan Dunn