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Brother-in-law remembers fallen firefighter Jamie Dickman

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A relative of firefighter Jamie Dickman shared some precious moments with 13abc about the night Dickman died in the line of duty. Dickman leaves behind a wife, a 3-year-old daughter and a one-month-old son.

His family called him Jamie. Ten years ago he married a beautiful young lady, whose name is also Jamie. The family calls them Jamie Boy and Jamie Girl, a couple who truly loved each other.      
"Jamie loved his God, he loved loves his wife, his kids, family and friends. He loved music, and he love firefighting. he would talk for hours on end about rescues and car accidents and fighting fires and all the different training he did," says brother-in-law Joshua Young.

Dickman was a decorated firefighter with lots of credentials, but he will always be remember for his funny personality, his love for his family and dedication to his job.

On Sunday evening, Dickman and Stephen Machcinski died in the line of duty fighting an apartment fire.    

Joshua Young's sister is married to Jamie. He brother says he received a phone call from his father on the night of the tragedy.

"I've never heard my father sound that way, but he sounded broken on the phone. He had to say it two or three times. I'm like, 'Dad, please say it again.' It didn't sound right. I didn't want to believe it," he says.

Young rushed to his sister's house. 

"There were three firefighters at her house with her, and the firefighters were holding her newborn baby and pouring out their love on her as best as they new how to in the moment," he says.

"We picked up the kids in our arms we hugged the firefighters and we laid on the floor said prayers"

He says he then drove his sister to the hospital.   

"We went to the hospital. I drove Jamie Girl to St V's, and that was the longest car ride I had in my life," says Young "When we arrived at the emergency room there were well over a 100 police, fire, healthcare workers at St V's hospital in the emergency room, lining the halls at attention as the family both came in to see both Jamie and Steve, and that's when the support started."

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