James A. Dickman

Toledo fire crews were dispatched to a two story apartment building fire with people inside. Shortly after arriving on scene, Firefighters Machcinski and Dickman were searching inside of the building for occupants when they signaled a Mayday. Other crews immediately began RIT operations and, within several minutes, rescued the two trapped firefighters who were both reported to be in cardiac arrest. Firefighters Machcinski and Dickman were treated and transported to the hospital where they both succumbed to their injuries. The cause of the fatal fire remains under investigation by local authorities. Incident Location: Corner building, 548 Magnolia ST/1410 N Huron ST (U.S. National Grid: 17T KA 9009 1527)

Department Information

Toledo Fire and Rescue Department
545 N Huron ST
U.S. National Grid: 17T KA 8903 1468
Toledo, Ohio 43604-1773

Chief: Luis Santiago

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Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 31 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Jan 26, 2014 14:30
Date of Death: Jan 26, 2014 
Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped 
Nature of Death: Unknown 
Activity Type: Search and Rescue 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Residential