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September 30, 2005
Toronto Fallen Firefighter memorial service
  
The fifth annual Toronto Fallen Firefighter memorial service will honour 154
firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1848.

Date: Sunday, October 2
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: Toronto Fire Academy Auditorium, 895 Eastern Ave.

Three additions to our honour roll due to work-related cancers are:

  • Captain John L. MacFarlane, Scarborough Fire Department, August 29, 1996
  • Firefighter Walter Drake, York Fire Department, October 7, 2001
  • Captain Robert Campbell, North York Fire Department, November 23, 2004

    The Toronto Fallen Firefighter memorial is dedicated to all of the brave
    firefighters in Toronto's history who have lost their lives in the line of
    duty, or due to a work-related disease. It recognizes that firefighters risk
    their lives every day to protect lives, property, and the environment in the
    city of Toronto.

    During the past four years, on the first Sunday of October, firefighters,
    families, and friends gathered for an annual ceremony of remembrance to honour
    those that have paid the supreme sacrifice in the performance of their duties.

    Please join us and pay tribute to our fallen firefighters who have exemplified
    courage, compassion, and determination. It will be with the deepest respect
    that we remember the supreme sacrifice of Toronto's fallen firefighters.

    The order of the service will include words of encouragement and laying of
    wreaths by senior representatives from the Province of Ontario, City of
    Toronto, Toronto Fire Services, and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’
    Association.


    Media contacts:

    Captain Mike Strapko
    Toronto Fire Services
    416-338-9319
    416-908-4856 (cell)
    416-334-5223 (pager)

    Rick Berenz
    Executive Officer
    TPFFA
    Local 3888
    416-986-4130 (cell)



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