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September 13, 2002
New York City 9-1-1 communicator in Toronto to help celebrate Emergency Services Day at SkyDome
Emergency Medical Services -- Today is Emergency Services Day at
SkyDome as the Toronto Blue Jays honour Toronto's emergency medical services,
fire and police personnel in a ceremony that will take place at 6:45 p.m. It
will be held on the field before the Blue Jays' game against Tampa Bay Devil

Toronto's police, fire and emergency medical will recognize their
"Communicators of the Year," staff who have demonstrated a high level of skill,
professionalism and care while dealing with difficult or complex emergency
situations in handing 9-1-1 emergencies.

This year, Karen Hunter, a 9-1-1 dispatcher from New York City Police who was
working on the morning of September 11, 2001, will also be recognized during
the ceremony and will throw out the first pitch at the game. Ms. Hunter's trip
to Toronto has been made possible through generous donations from Motorola and
American Express.

Media Availability for Karen Hunter, NYC 9-1-1 dispatcher:

Date: Friday, September 13
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: Toronto Emergency Services Headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St.

At the Communicator of the Year presentations, Chief Fantino is scheduled to
present Toronto Communications operator Wanda Clay with her award. John Lock,
Director of Communications for Toronto Emergency Medical Services, will present
EMS communicator Wayne Shepherd with his award. Rick Simpson, Deputy Chief of
Communications and Staff Services, Toronto Fire Services will present Margaret
Cannon with her Fire Services Communicator of the Year Award.

Media Contact
Larry Roberts,
Toronto EMS Media Relations,

S/Sgt. Brian Ward,
Toronto Police Services, Communications Services,



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