Toronto Fire Chief Jim Sales will be joined by City Councilor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32 Beaches-East York) and Ontario Fire Marshal Ted Wieclawek for the graduation of the newest and largest ever group of 38 Fire Inspection and Public Education Recruits.
Date: Friday, December 19
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Toronto Fire and EMS Training Centre, 895 Eastern Ave.
This formal ceremony, which will include the Toronto Fire Services Pipes and Drums, Toronto Fire Fighters War Veterans Colour Guard and Toronto Fire Services Honour Guard, recognizes the successful completion of 14 weeks of comprehensive training and will see the recruits join the ranks of the Fire Prevention and Public Education Division.
The new recruits include the first 25 of 100 new Fire Prevention and Public Education staff that are planned to be added over a four-year period from 2014-2017. This proactive initiative, approved by City Council in 2014, recognizes the vital importance of prevention and education as the first lines of defence for fire and life safety.
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