Tributes to firefighters one month after deaths

<p>Stephen Machcinski's family ask all donations made to them, go to Jamie Dickman's family.</p>

It's been one month since Toledo firefighters Stephen Machcinksi and Jamie Dickman lost their lives fighting a building fire.

A mass was held Wednesday night at the Historic Church of St. Patrick for the fallen firefighters.

"Sad, mainly sad," is how Helen Yensz of Temperance described the mass. However she added the mass was, "uplifting when you see people gathering for something like this."

People who gathered included firefighters, both past and present, as well as members of the community and families.

The pews weren't as full as earlier tributes to the firefighters in the days following their deaths, but, church leaders say their tribute to the fallen has no expiration date.


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"I think what people will get from our continuing celebrations is that we're entitled to more than 15 minutes of fame. We're entitled to the internal life that God has promised us and to get that sense of the community of these lives that have gone ahead of us," explained Monsignor Chris Vasko.

In addition to ceremonies honoring the lives of the fallen heroes, there have also been numerous fundraising efforts to supports the victims families.

Stephen Machcinski's family ask all donations made to them, go to Jamie Dickman's family.

If you would like to donate, visit the Toledo Fire and Rescue website.