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    Default Remembering the Buffalo 5

    December 27, 1983: 21 years ago five Buffalo firefighters and two civilians were killed when a propane tank exploded in a warehouse on North Division Street, leveling an entire city block.

    Every year, firefighters observe a moment of silence at 8:20 p.m., the exact time of the blast, to honor their fallen comrades.

    You are not forgotten.

    Firefighter Anthony J. Waskielewicz
    Firefighter James C. Lickfield
    Firefighter Matthew Colpoys
    Firefighter Michael G. Catanzaro
    Firefighter Michael L. Austin

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    Default Re: Remembering the Buffalo 5

    Originally posted by TCFire
    December 27, 1983: 21 years ago five Buffalo firefighters and two civilians were killed when a propane tank exploded in a warehouse on North Division Street, leveling an entire city block.

    Every year, firefighters observe a moment of silence at 8:20 p.m., the exact time of the blast, to honor their fallen comrades.

    You are not forgotten.

    Firefighter Anthony J. Waskielewicz
    Firefighter James C. Lickfield
    Firefighter Matthew Colpoys
    Firefighter Michael G. Catanzaro
    Firefighter Michael L. Austin

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...onId=6&id=2596
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    Rest in peace.

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    Default BFD ..................RIP ..............

    I read the aricle in Firehouse magazine about that incident and cant imagine the impact of the situation, almost all first alarm companies were wiped out and that left not to many people to transmit for additional crews. One of the Supple brothers (Harvey or Jack) had a 3 or 4" piece of wood impaled in his neck and wouldnt leave the scene until some of the "more serious" firefighters were trasnported. The pictures were one of absolute neighborhood destruction.
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
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    RIP Dear Brothers our thoughts and Prayers go out to you.

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    I was a firefighter with a whooping 2 years of experience under my belt when this happened. What struck me was the bravery of the Supple Brothers, who told EMS to take care of their firefighers first before treating them. The other was a a photo of one of the severely injured firefighters in his Class A's at the funeral service for the Buffalo 5... standing at attention and saluting his fallen Brothers . His arm was in a cast, half of his face bandaged from the injuries he recieved in the blast.

    May they rest in Peace...

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    I was an Explorer when this incident occured, and it hit home because the Chief of our department was originally from Lackawanna, NY and knew one of the young men who lost his life. Now as a career officer this incident to this day comes to mind whenever we respond to a "gas leak" call, and reminds me just how wrong things can go on a "routine" call...rest in peace brothers..you're not forgotten.

    Chuck

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