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Published: 2/1/2014 - Updated: 9 months ago


Machcinski honored in downtown

The Toledo Fire Department and friends paid their last respects to TFD Pvt. Stephen Machcinski during his funeral procession in downtown Toledo on February 1, 2014. Pvt. Machcinski, 42, and Pvt. James Dickman, 31, died last Sunday after becoming trapped in a burning two-story apartment building at 528 Magnolia St. in North Toledo. Dickman's procession was held Friday in Sandusky. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

Toledo firefighters put up the large American flag at the corner of N. Ontario and Washington streets. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo firefighters put up the large American flag at the corner of N. Ontario and Washington streets.
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Caden Quinn, 4, stands with his father TFD Pvt. Gary Quinn, as the procession passes by Station 5 in Downtown Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Caden Quinn, 4, stands with his father TFD Pvt. Gary Quinn, as the procession passes by Station 5 in Downtown Toledo.
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After the procession passes, a firefighter walks with others toward the Erie Street Market.    Enlarge | Buy This Photo After the procession passes, a firefighter walks with others toward the Erie Street Market.
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Toledo Fire Department members salute as fire truck carrying the flag-draped casket passes Station No. 5 on North Ontario Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Fire Department members salute as fire truck carrying the flag-draped casket passes Station No. 5 on North Ontario ...
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Perrysburg firefighters ride in the procession for Toledo Firefighter Stephen Machcinski. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Perrysburg firefighters ride in the procession for Toledo Firefighter Stephen Machcinski.
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Citizens line up to witness the procession. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Citizens line up to witness the procession.
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Northwood residents Tori Romstadt, 10, and her brother Alec Romstadt, 12, hold an American flag. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Northwood residents Tori Romstadt, 10, and her brother Alec Romstadt, 12, hold an American flag.
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Two people arrange a flag before the procession  passes Station No. 5.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Two people arrange a flag before the procession passes Station No. 5.
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Citizens honoring Toledo Firefighter Stephen Machcinski. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Citizens honoring Toledo Firefighter Stephen Machcinski.
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Firefighters. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Firefighters.
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A limousine follows the Toledo Fire Department truck carrying a flag-draped coffin past TFD Station No. 5, turning from North Ontario onto Washington Street.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo A limousine follows the Toledo Fire Department truck carrying a flag-draped coffin past TFD Station No. 5, turning from ...
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Fire fighters from many local communities, including Harris-Elmore, the Central Joint  Fire District [which is Portage, Liberty Township, and the Village of Portage], and Bowling Green, joined in procession.   Enlarge | Buy This Photo Fire fighters from many local communities, including Harris-Elmore, the Central Joint Fire District [which is Portage, Liberty Township, and ...
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Toledoan Jayden Houston, 6, is escorted by Toledo Firefighter Lt. Jon-Paul Thibert, of Station 5, before the procession. Houston was standing on the side of N. Ontario with his parents when Thibert spotted him and asked if he wanted to sit in a fire truck. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledoan Jayden Houston, 6, is escorted by Toledo Firefighter Lt. Jon-Paul Thibert, of Station 5, before the procession. Houston ...
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Before the procession passes Station No.5, two people pause before the fire fighters' bell and turnout gear on North Ontario Street.     Enlarge | Buy This Photo Before the procession passes Station No.5, two people pause before the fire fighters' bell and turnout gear on North ...
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Station 5 Toledo firefighter Lt. Tom Bartley holds his hat as he waits. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Station 5 Toledo firefighter Lt. Tom Bartley holds his hat as he waits.
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Lindsey Bykowski, 10, watches the procession. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lindsey Bykowski, 10, watches the procession.
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Firefighters salute during the procession. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Firefighters salute during the procession.
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Toledo Firefighters salute as the casket of Toledo Firefighter Stephen Machcinski. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Firefighters salute as the casket of Toledo Firefighter Stephen Machcinski.
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After the funeral procession has passed, firefighters and civilians disperse.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo After the funeral procession has passed, firefighters and civilians disperse.
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A Toledo Fire Department truck carries a flag-draped coffin past TFD Station No. 5, turning from North Ontario onto Washington Street.    Enlarge | Buy This Photo A Toledo Fire Department truck carries a flag-draped coffin past TFD Station No. 5, turning from North Ontario onto ...
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CTY machcinski02p   After the procession has passed, fire fighters take some time for each other.      The Toledo Fire Department and friends pay their last respects to TFD Pvt. Stephen Machcinski as his funeral procession passes Station No. 5 in Toledo, Ohio on February 1, 2014.  Machcinski and TFD Pvt. James Dickman were killed in a house fire on Sunday, January 26.   The Blade/Jetta Fraser Enlarge | Buy This Photo CTY machcinski02p After the procession has passed, fire fighters take some time for each other. The Toledo Fire Department and ...
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CTY machcinski02p    02/01/2014 The Blade/Lori King  Firefighters salute during the procession for Toledo Firefighter Stephen Machcinski as it passes by Station 5 in Downtown Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo CTY machcinski02p 02/01/2014 The Blade/Lori King Firefighters salute during the procession for Toledo Firefighter Stephen Machcinski as it passes by ...
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CTY machcinski02p   North Ontario Street in lined with firefighters and and friends as a TFD fire truck bearing a casket passes Station No.5      The Toledo Fire Department and friends pay their last respects to TFD Pvt. Stephen Machcinski as his funeral procession passes Station No. 5 in Toledo, Ohio on February 1, 2014.  Machcinski and TFD Pvt. James Dickman were killed in a house fire on Sunday, January 26.   The Blade/Jetta Fraser Enlarge | Buy This Photo CTY machcinski02p North Ontario Street in lined with firefighters and and friends as a TFD fire truck bearing a casket ...
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Toledo Firefighters salute. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Firefighters salute.
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A Toledo Fire Department truck carries a flag-draped coffin past TFD Station No. 5, on North Ontario Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A Toledo Fire Department truck carries a flag-draped coffin past TFD Station No. 5, on North Ontario Street.
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North Ontario Street in lined with firefighters and and friends as a TFD fire truck bearing  a casket passes Station No.5. Enlarge | Buy This Photo North Ontario Street in lined with firefighters and and friends as a TFD fire truck bearing a casket passes Station No.5.
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A firefighter rings the bell. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A firefighter rings the bell.
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North Ontario Stret in lined with firefighters and and friends. Enlarge | Buy This Photo North Ontario Stret in lined with firefighters and and friends.
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Toledo firefighters put up the large American flag. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo firefighters put up the large American flag.
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The ringing of the bell. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The ringing of the bell.
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Fire fighters from many local communities, including Harris-Elmore, the Central Joint  Fire District [which is Portage, Liberty Township, and the Village of Portage], and Bowling Green, joined in procession. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Fire fighters from many local communities, including Harris-Elmore, the Central Joint Fire District [which is Portage, Liberty Township, and ...
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Early morning snow turned to rain, but it stopped before the funeral procession arrived on North Ontario Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Early morning snow turned to rain, but it stopped before the funeral procession arrived on North Ontario Street.
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Honor Guard commander Jeffrey Koenigseker gives commands during the procession. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Honor Guard commander Jeffrey Koenigseker gives commands during the procession.
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Toledoan Jayden Houston, 6, is is lifted out of a fire truck by Toledo Firefighter Lt. Jon-Paul Thibert, of Station 5. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledoan Jayden Houston, 6, is is lifted out of a fire truck by Toledo Firefighter Lt. Jon-Paul Thibert, of Station 5.
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Toledo Fire Department members salute as fire truck, in mourning cloth and carrying the flag-draped casket, pauses Station No. 5 on North Ontario Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Fire Department members salute as fire truck, in mourning cloth and carrying the flag-draped casket, pauses Station No....
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A firefighter rings the bell. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A firefighter rings the bell.
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Lindsey Bykowski, 10, watches the procession. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lindsey Bykowski, 10, watches the procession.
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A fire truck passes under the flag during the procession. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A fire truck passes under the flag during the procession.
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Citizens watch the fire truck carrying the coffin. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Citizens watch the fire truck carrying the coffin.
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