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August 21, 2012
Toronto's new Fire Chief to address media on Fire Services Day
City of Toronto Fire Chief James Sales will speak to the media on Thursday, which is Fire Services Day at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). Chief Sales' comments will include information about Fire Services' plans for firefighter recruitment.

Date: Thursday, August 23
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Fire Station 346, CNE Grounds, Exhibition Place, Toronto

Later on Thursday, starting at 6 p.m., a parade at the CNE grounds will mark Fire Services Day at the CNE. The parade will start at the Princes’ Gates and end at the Ricoh Coliseum. The Toronto Fire Services Pipes and Drums will lead the parade, followed by the Toronto Fire Fighters War Veterans’ Association Colour Guard, firefighters in full dress uniform and a convoy of fire trucks.

Children will be able to try the junior firefighter combat challenge course at the fire station.

For the duration of the CNE - until September 3 - Fire Prevention staff will provide fire safety information to children and adults visiting the Direct Energy Building. Firefighters will provide fire safety information to visitors to the CNE fire station (which operates only during the annual CNE). Children will be able to take home fire safety activity books and fire escape plans, and can get a temporary tattoo.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 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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