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April 11, 2011
Fire rescue heroes to be recognized by City of Toronto
  
Mayor Rob Ford will present scrolls of appreciation to two heroes during tomorrow's City Council meeting. David Evans, who lives in Toronto and works as a firefighter in Mississauga, and Toronto resident Shawn Murphy will be honoured for their heroic efforts in saving a woman from an apartment fire in Toronto earlier this year.

Date: Tuesday, April 12
Time: 9:40 a.m.
Location: Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Background: David Evans and Shawn Murphy heard smoke alarms sounding from a nearby apartment. Together, they tried to rescue a woman who was trapped in her burning apartment, located on Gary Drive near Jane Street and Highway 400, when the fire occurred at about 1:30 p.m. on February 15. Evans was off-duty at the time. After being driven back by heavy smoke, flames and heat, they eventually found the woman and carried her down a flight of stairs and outside to safety. Once outside, they administered first aid to the seriously injured woman, who suffered burns and smoke inhalation.

Evans and Murphy were earlier recognized for their heroic rescue at Toronto Fire Services' annual Rescue and Merit Awards ceremony on March 30.



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