Monday, June 08, 2015

Fire safety awareness events planned for Toronto residents this week

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  June 8, 2015            

Fire safety awareness events planned for Toronto residents this week

Toronto Fire Services Safety Awareness Week starts today, June 8, with public events continuing to Saturday, June 13.

This year, Fire Services is again focusing on fire safety for highrise residents. Half of Toronto's residents live in highrise apartment/condominium buildings.

Safety Awareness Week is run by Fire Services' Fire Prevention and Public Education division to provide communities with effective education on fire safety. This week, Fire Services staff will go door-to-door distributing a brochure on highrise fire evacuation called Fire in Your Highrise and discussing fire safety with residents.
At each of the events at the apartment buildings listed below, Fire Services will offer free refreshments, an inflatable fire truck, tattoos, face painting, stickers, colouring books and junior fire fighter challenge activities to engage young visitors.

Councillor Justin Di Ciano (Ward 5 Etobicoke-Lakeshore) and Fire Chief Jim Sales will drop by during the activities at Islington Junior Middle School, 44 Cordova Ave., which is the first of the eight locations listed below. Media are welcome – further information can be provided by the media contact identified below.

• Monday, June 8 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Islington Junior Middle School, 44 Cordova Ave. and Humberview Park, 30 Panorama Ct.
• Tuesday, June 9 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at 25 Cougar Ct., 10 Teesdale Pl.
• Wednesday, June 10 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Thorncliffe Park Public School, 80 Thorncliffe Park Dr. and Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School, 78 Seaforth Ave.            
• Thursday, June 11 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Shoreham Park at 25 Shoreham Ct. and Belmar Parkette, 70 Monclova Rd.
• Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Jamestown West Park, 370 Bleecker St.

This news release is also available on the City's website:

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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Media contact: Peter Derrington, Toronto Fire Services, 416-338-9418,

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