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May 12, 2009
Toronto Fire Services recognizes courage and community involvement
Toronto Fire Services will present its annual Rescue and Merit Awards to recognize those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: 895 Eastern Ave.

Firefighters, police constables, a paramedic, a registered nurse and several Toronto residents who have shown exceptional bravery in the face of emergencies will be honoured at the Toronto Fire/EMS Training Centre, 895 Eastern Ave., for their actions.

Councillor Janet Davis (on behalf of Mayor David Miller) and Fire Chief William Stewart will present the awards.

The award recipients include citizens who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a nurse and security guards who performed CPR on a visitor from Sweden at the Air Canada Centre, firefighters and propane technicians who were involved in the Murray Road/Sunrise Propane incident, firefighters for their rescues at 2 Secord Ave., a teacher who played a part in a rescue at 60 Bucksburn Rd., and firefighters who rescued people from burning buildings.

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 Line, 416-338-0763



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