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    26 years ago today...on December 27th, 1983... the Buffalo Fire Department sent a full first alarm assignment to a building at the intersection of North Division and Grovesnor for a report of a propane tank leaking at 20:23 hours. An explosion occurred all 5 firemen from Truck 5 were killed instantly.

    RIP Firefighters Mike Austin, Mickey Catanzaro, Red Lickfeld, Tony Waszkielewicz, and Matty Colpoys.

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    Rest in piece brothers

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    Lost but not forgotten.

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    RIP brothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    Lost but not forgotten.

    RIP
    Indeed. Much has been learned from this incident that has no doubt saved the lives of other firefighters.

    RIP brothers.
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    RIP Brothers....Gone but surely never forgotten....

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    Rest in peace Gents.....

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