TFD confirms 2 firefighters killed in line of duty - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

TFD confirms 2 firefighters killed in line of duty

Posted: Updated:
TOLEDO, Ohio -

Toledo Fire Department has confirmed two firefighters were killed while fighting a fire at a convenience store Sunday afternoon.

The fallen firefighters have been identified as:

Stephen A. Machcinski, 42, with 16 years of service.
James A. Dickham, 31, with approximately 6 months of service

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the fallen firefighers and their families," said Toledo Fire Chief Luis Santiago at a press conference Sunday night.

Both men were assigned to Engine 3 and responded to the structure fire shortly after 2:30pm Sunday.

"It was in the course of these efforts that they suffered fatal injuries after what could be described as valiant efforts," Santiago said. "They removed them from the structure to begin life-saving measures. They were transferred to St. Vincent's Medical Center." 

The chief says a formal and detailed investigation will take place involving multiple agencies.

Toledo Mayor Michael Collins paid tribute to the fallen firefighters Sunday night, calling it "a tragic night."  

"They run into harm's way instead of running away from harm's way," he said.

The mayor has asked the community to lower flags Monday at 8:00am to half staff and asked for prayers from community members. 

"Please keep those families, the firefighters and police officers, and the leadership in your prayers," he said. "We're going to be very challenged, and, without your prayers, it would compound our struggles."
  • LocalMore>>

  • Police investigation early morning shooting at Toledo club

    Police investigation early morning shooting at Toledo club

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:15 AM EDT2014-08-21 08:15:03 GMT
    Toledo police are investigating a shooting outside a downtown Toledo gentleman's club.  It happened around 1:00 AM at Chez Joey on Monroe Street.  Witnesses say at least one person was shot after a fight.
    Toledo police are investigating a shooting outside a downtown Toledo gentleman's club.  It happened around 1:00 AM at Chez Joey on Monroe Street.  Witnesses say at least one person was shot after a fight.
  • Perrysburg business owners criticize roundabout plans

    Perrysburg business owners criticize roundabout plans

    Plans for a roundabout in downtown Perrysburg were met with criticism, and a lot of it, from small business owners. It all happened during Perrysburg's economic development meeting Wednesday night.
  • Perrysburg Costco plans moving forward

    Perrysburg Costco plans moving forward

    Plans to bring a new Costco store to Perrysburg are moving forward. The warehouse club recently bought 28 acres of land at the corner of Dixie Highway and Eckel Junction Road.
  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Police investigate shooting at downtown strip club

    Police investigate shooting at downtown strip club

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:18:15 GMT
    Toledo police are investigating a shooting at a downtown strip club. It happened just before 1am at Chez Joey gentleman's club on the 700 block of Monroe Street. Detectives say at least one person was
    Toledo police are investigating a shooting at a downtown strip club.  
  • Recycling services see major increase in water bottles

    Recycling services see major increase in water bottles

    Toledo and surrounding areas are still feeling the impact from the water crisis. During the height of the crisis, residents were worried about getting their hands on bottled water. Now all those extra bottles are causing extra waste. 13abc's Kristi Leigh has the story.
  • One of the officers in Ohio Walmart shooting back on the job

    One of the officers in Ohio Walmart shooting back on the job

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:09:04 GMT
    Beavercreek Police Sgt. David M. DarkowBeavercreek Police Sgt. David M. Darkow
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - A city official says one of two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man at a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store is back on the job.Beavercreek city attorney Stephen McHugh tells the Dayton Daily News that Sgt. David Darkow has returned to work following the shooting earlier this month. He says the other officer remains on administrative leave.Neither McHugh nor the Ohio Attorney General's Office has said which officer fired the shot that killed 21-year-old...
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - A city official says one of two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man at a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store is back on the job.Beavercreek city attorney Stephen McHugh tells the Dayton Daily News that Sgt. David Darkow has returned to work following the shooting earlier this month. He says the other officer remains on administrative leave.Neither McHugh nor the Ohio Attorney General's Office has said which officer fired the shot that killed 21-year-old...

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!