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Washington Township Fire Chief Matt Hart plays Amazing Grace with his bagpipes during mass to honor the lives of Toledo firefighters Stephen A. Machcinski and James Dickman at the Historic Church of St. Patrick in Toledo. Hart will play at both of the firefighter's funerals, as well as tomorrow's Last Call event at Seagate. He is also a member of the Toledo Pipes & Drums.

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Choir director Steve Kwiatkowski leads a song during mass.

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Toledo Public School teachers link arms as they stand outside to honor Toledo firefighters.

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Area firefighters celebrate mass and the lives of Toledo firefighters Stephen A. Machcinski and James Dickman.

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Allen-Clay Joint Fire District volunteer firefighter Joanne Luebke, of Martin, Ohio, attends mass.

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Bedford, Mich. firefighter Adam Horace walks past the firefighters altar shrine before the start of mass to celebrate the lives of Toledo firefighters Stephen A. Machcinski and James Dickman.

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Retired firefighter Dave Meegan lights candles at the firefighter altar shrine before mass to celebrate the lives of Toledo firefighters Stephen A. Machcinski and James Dickman.

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Toledo Fire Chief Luis Santiago attends mass to honor the lives of Toledo firefighters Stephen A. Machcinski and James Dickman.

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Toledo firefighter Kyle Vasko, who has only been a fireman for a year, hugs Barb Aldrich, who has been one for 30 years.

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Retired firefighter Cornel Edwards, holding the helmet he wore when he served with Station 3.

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Station 21 Toledo firefighter Kyle Vasko prays during mass.

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Area firefighters celebrate mass and the lives of Toledo firefighters Stephen A. Machcinski and James Dickman.

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Area firefighters celebrate mass and the lives of Toledo firefighters Stephen A. Machcinski and James Dickman.

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Firefighters walk down the aisle at the Historic Church of St. Patrick in Toledo.

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Toledo Fire deputy chief Brian Byrd, with his wife Pamela, keeps his fingers on his hat during mass.

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Area firefighters celebrate mass and the lives of Toledo firefighters Stephen A. Machcinski and James Dickman.

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