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July 27, 2016
City of Toronto to welcome new firefighters at graduation ceremony
Toronto City Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre) and Interim Fire Chief Matt Pegg will welcome 44 new Toronto firefighters at a graduation ceremony tomorrow night.

Date: Thursday, July 28
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Toronto Fire Services and Paramedic Services Training Centre, 895 Eastern Ave.

This ceremony, which will include 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. The recruits will join the Fire Suppression division.

The new firefighters, the second graduating group this year, include seven women and people with extensive fire, police and military experience. The graduates' impressive qualifications are indicative of Toronto Fire Services' commitment to hiring applicants with a broad spectrum of knowledge and experience to help achieve the mission of ensuring the public's safety.

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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