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Reopening of TFD Station 3

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Jeff Koenigseker, center, a Toledo firefighter and honor guard commander, joins members of the Toledo Fire and Rescue in saluting the flag as it it raised for the first time.

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The facade of the new fire station.

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Retired firefighters from left: John Repp, David Wernert, and Bill Winkle, speak with Deputy Toledo Fire Chief Brian Byrd, center.

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Yvonne Kertesz, right, who holds a picture of her father William Kertesz, who was a Toledo firefighter in Station 3, shakes hands with former fire chief Carl Neeb, left, while former firefighter John Repp, center, looks on.

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Yvonne Kertesz, daughter of William Kertesz, who was a Toledo firefighter in Station 3, is pictured at age 4 in the original station 3 where she used to visit while her father worked.

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The 1950's helmet of William Kertesz, who was a Toledo Fire Fighter in Station 3, was brought by his daughter Yvonne Kertesz.

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Jeff Koenigseker, a Toledo firefighter and honor guard commander, carries the flag.

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Former Toledo Mayor and Fire Chief Mike Bell listens to speakers.

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Toledo firefighter Steve Stainbrook, center, "cuts the ribbon", which is a pipe, to open the new station while Firefighter Frank Ibarra, left, and Chief Luis Santiago, right, stand nearby.

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Fallen Toledo firefighter Private James Dickman'€™s wife, Jamie Dickman, left, mother Linda Dickman, who is holding grandson James Dickman's son Grant, and Greg Dickman, right, react to the station being dedicated to their son and fallen firefighter Stephen Machinski.

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Mayor D. Michael Collins listens to the dedication.

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Beth Hoye, fallen firefighter Stephen A. Machcinski's sister, and her son Brandon Hoye, 5, right, look at the dedication plaque to her brother and James Dickman.

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Mark Pitchford, left, from Willson Builders, Inc, whose employees rebuilt the station, shakes hands with Battalion Chief John Kaminski.

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James Dickman's father Greg Dickman, left, and aunt Gale Dickman, right, react to the dedication plaque at the station.

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Gale Dickman, James Dickman's aunt, touches the memorial plaque.

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A plaque in the kitchen of the new station.

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Sharon Machcinski, mother of fallen firefighter Stephen Machcinski, touches the plaque.

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Toledo Fire Chief Luis Santiago embraces Linda and Greg Dickman, the parents of fallen firefighter James Dickman.

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A memorial put at the station by community members in the neighborhood during the ceremony.

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