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November 23, 2009
Toronto has a Junior Fire Chief for the Day
The City of Toronto's Fire Services will introduce the winner of the Junior Fire Chief for the Day contest - Dontae Thompson, a 12-year-old Grade 7 student of The Elms Junior Middle School.

Date: Tuesday, November 24
Time: 11:50 a.m.
Location: The Elms Junior Middle School, 45 Golfdown Dr. (Etobicoke)

Dontae Thompson's winning ballot was drawn from hundreds of children's ballots submitted during the Toronto Fire Services Fire Prevention Week contest. Children who attended one of four open house events held across the city during Fire Prevention Week had an opportunity to fill out a ballot for the contest.

As a Junior Fire Chief, the award recipient will be met at The Elms Junior Middle School by Toronto Fire Services representatives and taken for a ride through his community in a fire truck. Then he will tour Fire Station 415 on Kipling Avenue and receive his prizes:
- Duracell Junior Fire Chief turnout gear
- Sparky smoke alarm
- Duracell flashlight, batteries and battery charger
- Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs 100th anniversary certificate
- Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association apparel

The Junior Fire Chief contest is hosted by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and Duracell as part of their joint Fire Prevention Week 2009 campaign.

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. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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



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