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June 10, 2011
Memorial service for Toronto’s fallen firefighters
  
City of Toronto Fire Services and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association will honour the addition of four fallen firefighters to the Memorial Honour Roll. A total of 222 firefighters have died in the line of duty while protecting lives, property and the environment in Toronto since 1848.

Date: Sunday, June 12
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Harbourfront Fire Station #334, 339 Queens Quay W.

Among the firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty, many of the recent deaths are recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario as the result of work-related cancers. During the past 10 years, firefighters, families and friends have gathered for an annual ceremony of remembrance to honour those who have paid the supreme sacrifice in the performance of their dangerous duties.

Please join us as we honour Toronto’s fallen firefighters, who proudly exemplified the Toronto Fire Services’ credo of “Courage, Compassion, and Service.”

The service will include reverent words of solace and the laying of wreaths by City of Toronto Councillor Gary Crawford (Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest), as well as senior representatives from the City of Toronto, Toronto Fire Services and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 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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