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August 17, 2010
Toronto Fire Services hosts Fire Services Day for kids@computers Scholarship Project recipients

Join Toronto Fire Services' Division Chief, Fire Prevention and Public Education, James Stoops, Toronto Employment and Social Services' General Manager, Heather MacVicar, and recipients of the kids@computers Scholarship Project for the seventh annual Fire Services Day event.

Firefighters will teach children ages 8 to 14 and their families about fire safety in the home and how technology is used on the fire trucks.

Date: Wednesday, August 18
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Toronto Fire Services Academy, 895 Eastern Ave. (Eastern and Leslie)

This is a unique opportunity for children to meet firefighters and learn about fire safety in their homes as well as get hands-on experience with firefighting equipment.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Heather MacVicar, General Manager, Employment & Social Services, 416-392-8952,



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