Buffalo firefighter laid to rest

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Jason Arno, the firefighter who died while battling flames that engulfed a building in Buffalo, was laid to rest on Friday morning at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral.

Arno was a member of the Buffalo Fire Department for three years. He is survived by his wife and 3-year-old daughter. Arno died while responding to a fire at a commercial building on Main Street. You can see a recording of his funeral service here.

The funeral was not open to the public but the community was able to pay respect during calling hours on Thursday at the Amigone Funeral Home.

“The turnout is amazing. And the support we’re getting not just from the public, of course, the public, some corporate sponsors,” said Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo. “The support has been really overwhelming but as you alluded to, the fire service is a brotherhood and sisterhood and it crosses all lines, internationally, nationally. We’ve enjoyed a lot of support from around the country, and like you said, internationally as well.”

Donations to Arno’s family are being accepted by Local 282. Please make a check payable to “Buffalo Professional Firefighters” and mail or drop off to 500 Southside Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14210. Venmo is accepted at @IAFF282; food & grocery cards are also being accepted.

There are two verified GoFundMe accounts for the family, one set up by Delton Arno and another set up by Courtney Englert.