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With sorrow, we report the passing of Local 48 President Emeritus Forrest Buckley. President Emeritus Buckley served nearly 2 decades as president of Local 476/48 during some of the most contentious and heated times in our Locals 105 year history. Never one to shy away from a fight or state exactly what he was thinking, President Emeritus Buckley laid the groundwork for many of the benefits and safety items that Cincinnati Fire Fighters receive today including the 48-hour work week. Details on Pres. Emeritus Buckley’s arrangements are still pending and we will send out more information when we receive it. Please keep the Buckley family in your thoughts. Stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less

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Forrest was a great firefighter and the epitome of what a union president should be. That's how I will remember Buck.

Thinking of the Buckley Family. Mr Buckley was a staple of our childhood, his deep laugh and big smile will long be remembered. Long before cell phones he would call our home phone looking for our Dad, he would always say “tell him Buck called”. Reunited in heaven with Mary Frances, nothing but the best memories of Mr. Buckley. Including union summer picnics at Coney Island where he would assure us we would win the big prizes….that we never did “this is your year”….❤️. Thanks for the memories.

Thank all of you for the kind thoughts and memories of Forrest. He is the love of my life and my best friend. He loved his family, job, and fellow firefighters. A special thanks to Local 48, President Matt Alter, and Tom Donovan for your help and assistance. RIP Bucky and have that beer with Brinker. KQC767

Wow! That is very sad. What an amazing man and strong union leader. CFD is what it is today thanks to his dedication! RIP brother.

Rest In Peace Buck. Great firefighter, Great union president.

RIP Buck! He could make ya laugh with the tons of stories he would tell. One of the great ones for sure.

RIP classmate.

You will always be remembered for the many things that you accomplished as President of Local 48. RIP Brother you will always be remembered. Prayers for your family! 🙏 🙏 🙏

God Speed Forrest Buckley, one hell of a firefighter, one hell of a man. Thank you for what you did for Local 48 during my early tenure.

I'm so sorry to hear this. I have a great deal of respect for him and I believe that his courage and leadership was instrumental in achieving many of the benefits that i enjoyed during my career and so many are continuing to enjoy today. Thank you Forrest, and rest in peace brother!

Rest in Peace Buck!

Condolences. May he find fair winds and following seas in the next life.

Sorry for your loss. He was a great fighter for our Unions.

A tremendous loss. Condolences and prayers to family and friends. Hugs and prayers for Debbie.

He was a wonderful firefighter, prayers for the family🙏

Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to Forrest’s Family. May he Rest In Peace!

RIH Forrest thanks for all the training as a rookie firefighter

So sorry for the loss of Local 48 President and prayers for his family

Prayers for his family and colleagues

Prayers for his family & Fire department family

Prayers he was a great guy.

Debbie, my condolences and prayers.

Thanks for your service. Prayers to all. RIP🙏💔

Prayers to Buckleys family and to his local 48 family, he made a difference., Fond memories of my husband Roger Fankhauser , Buck and Dan brinker and thier fishing trips. He will be missed. 🙏

He was a force. Good hard working man

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