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September 19, 2008
Media Advisory - Fire Chief’s Arson Task Force - education seminar
Toronto Fire Service Deputy Fire Chief, Terry Boyko, will welcome attendees to the Toronto Arson Task Force, Entry Level Origin & Cause Determination seminar.

Attendees of the two day seminar will learn such topics as evidence identification & collection, crime scene management, fire patterns and cause determination. The seminars will include the examination of special burn sites.

Date: September 23rd & 24th
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Toronto Fire and EMS Training Centre, 895 Eastern Ave.

Media Photo Op - B-roll - Monday September 22, 11a.m.
The media is invited to capture ‘B’ roll of fires being set prior to the Toronto Arson Task Force, Entry Level Origin & Cause Determination seminar to supplement their stories on September 23rd and 24th. Numerous scenarios will involve the setting of fires to prepare attendees for their investigation. Burn ‘cells’ and vehicles will show fire in different advancing stages which will be investigated on the two following days. This footage is intended to supplement for story release on September 23rd and 24th.

For over 20 years, The Toronto Arson Task Force has been a sub-committee of the Toronto Fire Chief's Office. The Task Force is comprised of members from the Toronto Fire Service, Toronto Police Services, Office of the Fire Marshal Ontario, insurance and private fire investigation companies. The Task Force serves as an educational and research committee that makes recommendations to the police and fire commands.

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: Toronto Fire Services Media line, 416-338-0763,



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