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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities: OH

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 5th & 6th Line Of Duty Deaths for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighters Stephen Machcinski & James Dickman have made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to their families and friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department.

Stephen A. Machcinski

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 16

James A. Dickman

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: <1

Date of Incident: 01/26/2014
Time of Incident: 1430hrs
Date of Death: 01/26/2014

Fire Department: Toledo Fire and Rescue Department
Address: 545 N Huron ST, Toledo, OH 43604-1773
Fire Department Chief: Luis Santiago

Incident Description: Toledo fire crews were dispatched to a two story apartment building fire with people inside. Shortly after arriving on scene, Firefighters Machcinski and Dickman were searching inside of the building for occupants when they signaled a Mayday. Other crews immediately began RIT operations and, within several minutes, rescued the two trapped firefighters who were both reported to be in cardiac arrest. Firefighters Machchinski and Dickman were treated and transported to the hospital where they both succumbed to their injuries. The cause of the fatal fire remains under investigation by local authorities.

Incident Location: Corner building, 548 Magnolia ST/1410 N Huron ST

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Stephen A. Machcinski and Firefighter James A. Dickman at

To date, 6 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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Comment by Brad Hoff on January 28, 2014 at 2:31am

Updated with picture of our Fallen Brothers.

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