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July 5, 2005
Summer fun means preparing for emergencies and calling 9-1-1 - in any language
With the arrival of summer vacation, the City of Toronto wants to remind
parents and guardians to keep their kids’ safety in mind at all times. In
Toronto’s diverse communities, many relatives or friends from other countries
are here visiting and may be asked to help provide child care for vacationing

Child care providers should be given instructions on what to do in an emergency
and they should know that they can call 9-1-1 and receive help in their

Councillor Olivia Chow of Ward 20 - Trinity-Spadina, the City’s Children and
Youth Advocate who was instrumental in the development of the 9-1-1
Multilingual Services campaign, will be available for media interviews about
Toronto’s emergency services which are offered in 150 languages.

Date: Wednesday, July 6
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Humberwood Community Centre, 850 Humberwood Blvd.

Councillor Chow will be joined by representatives from Toronto’s three
emergency services including: Emergency Medical Services’ northwest service
District Manager Brian Fallick, Captain David Sheen from Toronto Fire Services
and Superintendent Sam Fernandes from Toronto Police Service.

Media Contacts:
Councillor Olivia Chow, 416-392-4044

Captain David Sheen, Toronto Fire Services,

Peter Macintyre, Toronto EMS Community Safeguard Services



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