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October 12, 2016
Toronto Fire Services to honour civilians and firefighters for their commendable efforts in emergencies
Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 10 York Centre), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, and Interim Fire Chief Matthew Pegg will present the awards when Toronto Fire Services holds its 2016 Rescue and Merit Awards ceremony tomorrow evening. The awards recognize civilians and firefighters who have gone “above and beyond the call of duty” in rescues and other emergency responses.

Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Toronto Fire/Paramedic Services Training Centre, 895 Eastern Ave.

Among the incidents resulting in awards were the actions of firefighters in response to a fire at a seniors home; the rescue response to an overturned pickup truck on thin ice in a ravine, with people trapped; two children who summoned a neighbour to assist their choking mother; and the firefighter and paramedic response to a triple homicide at a Toronto residence.

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