TOLEDO: Firefighters from around the nation are expected to be among the mourners at a memorial service for two Ohio firefighters killed in an apartment blaze.
The service will take place Thursday night at Toledo’s convention center. City officials expect several thousand people to attend the service.
Toledo firefighters Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman died Sunday while fighting a blaze near downtown.
Firefighters found both men inside the burning building, carried them out on stretchers and tried unsuccessfully to save them. Investigators have not released a cause for the fire or details about what led to their deaths.
The 42-year-old Machcinski had been a firefighter for 16 years. The 31-year-old Dickman was on the job for six months. He previously had been with the Perkins Township fire department near Sandusky.