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Video clip of Tyler Doohan, Lewis Beach, and Steve Smith's calling hours ceremony on Monday 1/27/14. Video by Joseph Breyette.
Penfield Fire Chief Chris Ebmeyer said Tyler “displayed extreme courage, valor and heroism. We hope that the community and the world will see that Tyler — at eight years of age — could display that.”
During the evening wake more than 100 uniformed firefighters honored the family with a walk-through. Firefighters from all over the county gave their condolences.
Ebmeyer also has special plans for Tyler at the funeral services, which will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John of Rochester Church in Perinton. He said a full line up of more than 100 firefighters from multiple departments will stand at attention while friends and family enter the church. At the end of the service, Ebmeyer will bestow Tyler with the title of honorary firefighter and present the family with a helmet.