Design. Engineering. Technology. Manufacturing. These are a few of the departments you likely think of when you think of a car company. And when it comes to Toyota, you can add fire department to the list.
The automaker recently shared a feature highlighting its Fire and Rescue Brigade. There's one at each of its manufacturing plants in North America.
Toyota says they are fully staffed and operate like a local fire station.
"We have a full-time fire brigade and are authorized to have 18 firefighters," says KB Hallmark, Assistant Chief of Fire and Rescue at Toyota Texas. "Our staff works a 48 hours on/96 hours off schedule - common with municipal fire departments in the area."
He adds, "Our staff members are required to have professional certifications through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the Department of State Health Services and receive additional training specific to their duties."