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Fallen Toledo firefighters are remembered on death anniversary via Facebook

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Toledo Fire Department is inspired with a project, three months after the deadly fire that claimed the lives of two Toledo firefighters. It is meant to remember the lives of all of their fallen members.

More than 50 years ago four Toledo fire fighters lost their lives after a gas tanker exploded on the Anthony Wayne Trail. Stories like this will now live on thanks to Toledo Fire Department's Facebook page.

A total of 49 Toledo firefighters have died in the line of duty. The faces and stories have been in the background after years of not losing a Toledo firefighter.

Due to the recent deaths of Steve Machcinski and Jamie Dickman, the department has recommitted itself to never forgetting the fallen. The department has begun posting historical line of duty deaths on their Facebook page. The fallen are honored with a picture, story, and the caption "Gone, But Not Forgotten." The posts are attracting thousands of views and dozens of shares.

The extreme impact of Machcinski and Dickman's deaths on the department is helping to ensure other fallen firefighters, like John Timmers, are not forgotten.

"When I read his story I couldn't help but feel a connection with John and Hamie. John Timmers was married for 18 months and left behind a 5-month-old son. Jamie left behind 2 kids including a new born son. It's important we don't forget any of the firefighters that died in the line of duty," said Toledo Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Matthew Hertzfeld.

TFD will continue to post fallen firefighter's pictures and stories on their Facebook page on the death anniversary of the fallen.

For a link to Toledo Fire Department's Facebook page go to www.facebook.com/toledofirerescue

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