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Toledo Fire Chief Luis Santiago said a Last Alarm Service is planned for Private Stephen Machcinski and Private James Dickman, the two Toledo Firefighters who were lost in the line of duty on Sunday.

The service is open to the public and will be held at the Seagate Center on Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be overflow seating at The Huntington Center, and parking will be free downtown.

Santiago says seating is limited to 5,000 and he expects firefighters from all over the country to attend.

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Private Dickman leaves behind a wife, 3-year-old-daughter and 1-month-old son.  Donations to the Dickman Family Memorial fund can be made at any PNC bank.

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