Second firefighter procession set for Feb. 1Written by Staff Reports | | email@example.com
A procession led by fire and police department vehicles will escort Toledo Fire Department (TFD) Pvt. Stephen Machcinski’s body from Walker Funeral Home to Erie Street Market on the morning of Feb. 1.
A private prayer service will be held for Machcinski at 10 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home. The procession will begin afterward, followed by a private lunch at Erie Street Market.
Those interested in joining the procession are asked to meet in the Franklin Park Mall parking lot on the Sylvania Avenue side.
The route will be east on Sylvania Avenue, south on Monroe Street toward Downtown, right on Ontario Street with a drive by TFD Station No. 5, left on Washington Street, right on Huron Street and into the Erie Street Market lot.
Machcinski and fellow Toledo firefighter Pvt. James Dickman died Jan. 26 from injuries sustained while fighting a fire at an apartment building in North Toledo. Dickman’s body was escorted from Toledo to Sandusky on Jan. 31.
Also scheduled is a firefighters’ Mass at 10 a.m. Feb. 2 at St. Patrick’s Church, 130 Avondale, in Downtown Toledo. No streets will be closed, but heavy congestion is expected.