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September 17, 2008
Be a Junior Toronto Fire Chief for a day!
Have you ever longed to ride a big, red fire truck? Toronto children between the ages of 7 - 12 years now have the opportunity to make that dream come true!

Children are encouraged to participate in Toronto’s “Junior Fire Chief’ Contest. By filling out and submitting a ballot form and by completing a home fire safety risk check list, one lucky child will have the chance to have his/her name pulled from the ballot drum. The winner will receive a ride aboard a frontline Toronto Fire Services apparatus throughout their neighbourhood, along with a tour of a Toronto Fire Station, a chance to meet the crew, and:
- a Duracell Junior Fire Chief Turnout Gear
- a Futurnova MP3 Player
- a Sparky® the Fire Dog Wrist Watch
- a Sparky® Smoke Alarm and Duracell Batteries
- an official CAFC 100th Anniversary Chief’s Certificate.

The contest deadline is October 17th, 2008. To obtain ballots and checklists online, or get information on locations to pick them up (including malls and community centres) go to The website also provides a list of open house locations during Fire Prevention Week from October 6th to 11th.

The Junior Fire Chief contest is being hosted by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and Duracell as part of their Fire Prevention Week Campaign and 100th anniversary. Municipal contest winners will be entered into a provincial draw, with the opportunity to win a prize package worth $250. Provincial winners will then be entered into a grand prize draw, with the chance to win an all expense paid trip for four to Ottawa as guests of the Ottawa Fire Department.

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 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.

Media contact: TFS Media Line - 416-338-0763



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