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December 18, 2006
Media Advisory: Toronto Fire Services speaks to school children about fire safety
Toronto Fire Services will speak to children in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 at Cordella Avenue Junior Public School tomorrow about home escape plans and the importance of having a meeting place, after one of the school’s students was affected by a residential fire last week.

As part of the public fire education provided by Toronto Fire Services, students will also learn about fire sprinkler systems through Sprinkler Trailer demonstrations. Students will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

Date: Tuesday, December 19
Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Cordella Avenue Junior Public School, 175 Cordella Ave.

In Ontario, legislation exists for seat belts and child car seats, designed to save lives. Similarly, there is also legislation for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

“It is proven that sprinklers save lives and property,” said Toronto Fire Chief William Stewart.

Bill 2 is an Act to amend the Building Code Act, 1992 regarding home fire sprinklers. The short title of the Act is the Home Fire Sprinkler Act, 2005.

Toronto Fire Services supports Bill 2 and encourages residents to contact their local Member of Provincial Parliament in support of the home fire sprinkler legislation.

For more information about Bill 2, visit

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Captain Don Marsden, Toronto Fire Services, Information Officer, 416-338-0044 (media line)



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