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November 19, 2008
Toronto Fire Services offers career preparation course in February 2009
Toronto Fire Services is offering its career preparation course for people 18 years of age and older who want to learn about Toronto Fire Services and the various careers available.

The curriculum includes hands-on fire services training at one of the City of Toronto’s training centres delivered by professional firefighters. This course provides an introduction to a variety of relevant fire service information and practical experience.

The course will be presented on the following dates in 2009:
• Beginning February 10, 2009 for 12 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and on one Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Beginning February 11, 2009 for 12 weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and on one Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Both sessions take place at the Special Operations Training Centre, located at 200 Bermondsey Rd. (south of Eglinton Avenue East and east of the Don Valley Parkway).

For more information about the course and how to apply, call 416-392-FIRE (3473) or visit The career preparation course registration form is also available online.

Completed registration forms for the February course must be received by noon on Friday, December 12, 2008.

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:
Captain Ron Barrow, Toronto Fire Services, 416-338-9522



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