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May 1, 2013
City of Toronto to present annual fire rescue and merit awards
The City of Toronto's Fire Services will present its Rescue and Merit Awards on Thursday, recognizing those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Date: Thursday, May 2
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Toronto Fire/EMS Training Centre at 895 Eastern Ave.

Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25 Don Valley West) representing City Council and Fire Chief Jim Sales will make the presentations to the award recipients.

Among those receiving awards are firefighters who rescued four animals from a pet store during a fire at 413 Roncesvalles Ave., firefighters who responded to the Danzig Street shooting incident, firefighters who rescued people from a house fire at 117 Canlish Rd., and civilians who provided care before the arrival of emergency services personnel.

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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