Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fire Services Day Parade featured at the CNE on Thursday

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  August 25, 2015
Fire Services Day Parade featured at the CNE on Thursday

Toronto Fire Chief Jim Sales invites the public to the annual Fire Services Day Parade that will take place at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 27.
The CNE's daily Mardi Gras-themed parade that winds through the Exhibition Place fairgrounds starting at the Princes' Gates will feature Toronto Fire Services on Thursday. Chief Sales will be joined by the Toronto Fire Services Pipes and Drum Band, the Toronto Fire Fighters War Veterans' Association Colour Guard, the Toronto Fire Services Honour Guard, uniformed staff and fire trucks.

Every day during the CNE, Toronto Fire Services welcomes visitors to historic Fire Station No. 346 at 90 Quebec St., Exhibition Place. This year, guests will enjoy a historical display of photographs and artifacts connected with fire services in Toronto and specifically Fire Station 346, which was built in 1912. In addition to the historical display, Toronto Fire Services will educate visitors by providing information about smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and home fire escape planning.

Fire safety educational opportunities go interactive in a big way on Thursday, August 27 and Tuesday, September 1 as Toronto firefighters host the Junior Firefighter Challenge for children of all ages. At the challenge, children will learn to "stop, drop and roll" and get low under smoke. Upon completion of the challenge, red fire helmets will be awarded to all junior firefighters.

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

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Media contact: Toronto Fire Services Media Line, 416-338-0763,

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