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May 20, 2009
Toronto EMS hosts annual awards ceremony for citizens, staff, allied services and media
City of Toronto EMS will honour citizens, allied service partners, members of the media and EMS staff for their outstanding contributions during the past year.

Date: Thursday, May 21
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Montecassino Banquet Hall, 3710 Chesswood Dr. (north of Sheppard Avenue West and east of Keele Street)

The 2008 Citizen’s Awards will be presented to Toronto area residents and members of allied services, including Language Line Service, who have provided outstanding assistance to Toronto EMS. The awards ceremony will also pay tribute to EMS staff for their valour, accomplishments and community service this past year. Members of the media will be recognized for outstanding coverage of EMS issues.

Award recipients and presenters will be available for media interviews.

Toronto EMS Chief Bruce Farr and Honorary EMS Chief Major General Richard Rohmer, accompanied by City Councillors Janet Davis (Ward 31 Beaches-East York) and Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth) and Deputy City Manager Sue Corke will present the awards.

Chief Bruce Farr says, “The award ceremony is very special to us here at Toronto EMS. It gives us an opportunity to formally recognize the citizens of Toronto who assist our emergency medical professionals each and every day. I am especially grateful to our dedicated staff, who have gone above and beyond the call to make the services we provide exceptional.”

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:
Dave Ralph, Manager, Toronto EMS Community Safeguard Services, 416-392-2197,



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