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Last Alarm - March 1st, 2023

March 1st, 2023, Firefighter Arno of Engine Co. 2 Died in the Line of Duty while operating at a 4-alarm Fire at 743-747 Main St. Firefighter Arno became trapped after a backdraft occurred during an evacuation of the fire building. Rescue attempts were halted by a smoke explosion and rapidly deteriorating conditions amid herculean attempts to reach Firefighter Arno. 


🚨🔔UT VIVANT ALII 🔔🚨

The BPFA, our entire membership, our families and our city are in mourning for one of our own. Yesterday (March 1st, 2023) our hearts were broken as we lost our brother during a 4 alarm fire on Main St in the downtown theater district. A father, a husband, a son, a brother and a friend. Our deepest condolences to his family and those that loved him and those that knew him. We, the proud firefighters of the city of Buffalo, will honor our fallen. We will stand for him now and forever as we've done for so many others we've lost in this department's history. We will never forget. This is a brotherhood and a sisterhood. This is a family that bands together. Not just here in our city but across the nation and beyond. We greatly appreciate the outpouring love and support. Please continue to keep our fallen brother and his family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Today, we kneel for his family and for our brothers and sisters that worked with him.


The Buffalo Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 282 would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Firefighter Jason Arno. We are here for you.  Words cannot describe the tragedy of this loss. We are devastated.  To my Local 282 family, I know we will come together to love and support each other as we always do. To the citizens of Buffalo and WNY, we thank you for your outpouring of support.  We know we can count on the members of our community to be there for us.  Please know that the members of Local 282 are honored to serve you. To our firefighter brothers and sisters from across the country and around the world.  Thank you!  The outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming. To our PBA brothers and sisters in WNY, especially here in Buffalo, thank you for your support.  - President Vincent Ventresca

I would like to share with you some information for anyone who would like to donate to the Arno Family.

Local 282 has set up an account for donations

Checks can be made out to - Buffalo Professional Firefighters 

And sent to: 

500 Southside Pkwy

Buffalo, NY 14210





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Page Last Updated: Mar 17, 2023 (07:15:00)
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Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
500 Southside Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14210
  716-856-4130

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