BRIDGEPORT - Thousands of firefighters were at Bridgeport's Arena at Harbor Yard this evening for a special reception following today's funerals for two Bridgeport firefighters.

It was the final chance for more than 5,000 firefighters to remember Firefighter Mitch Baik and Lieutenant Velasquez. The firefighters died after battling a fire Saturday at a multi-family home on Elmwood Avenue.