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June 17, 2008
Media Advisory - Fireworks, fire boats and helicopters will generate excitement and awareness at Toronto Fire’s annual public safety night
An action packed evening will use boats, helicopters and safety demonstrations to make for a fun and exciting approach to educate the public about summer safety. The event will feature a fire boat water display, a fire safety house, boating demonstrations, and safety information for the home, barbequing, the cottage as well as water safety. An air show featuring a Griffon Helicopter search and rescue demonstration will take place at 7:30 p.m. and the evening will conclude with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

The City of Toronto is working with the following event partners to promote summer safety at Toronto Fire Services’ third annual public safety night: Health Canada, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, Toronto Police Services, the Canadian Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Date: Thursday, June 19
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Toronto Fire Services Marine Station, HtO Park, 259 Queen's Quay W.

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. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact: Toronto Fire Services Media Line, 416-338-0763



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