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May 19, 2016
City of Toronto Fire Services graduation ceremony
Mayor John Tory and Toronto Fire Chief Jim Sales will welcome the newest group of 45 firefighters to graduate from the Toronto Fire Services recruit training program this evening.

Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Toronto Fire and EMS Training Centre, 895 Eastern Ave.

This formal ceremony, which includes the Toronto Fire Services Pipes and Drums, Toronto Fire Fighters War Veterans Colour Guard and the Toronto Fire Services Honour Guard, recognizes the successful completion of 10 weeks of comprehensive training and will see the recruits join the Fire Suppression division.

These new firefighters are the second group of five graduating classes in 2016. This diverse graduating class includes seven women and people with second languages such as Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Italian and Iwi. These graduates are representative of Toronto Fire Services' commitment to reflect the community it serves and ensure public safety by maintaining staffing levels.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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