Media Advisory - Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Queen's Park Sunday, Oct. 4

Restored monument to be rededicated in wake of 2008 vandalism

TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Fire fighters from across Ontario will gather at the Ontario Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Toronto on Sunday, October 4 to pay solemn tribute to 28 fire fighters whose deaths were formally recognized as line of duty deaths in the past 12 months.

The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. at the monument, which is located at the northeast corner of Queen's Park Circle and College Street in Toronto. Media and the public are welcome to attend.

This year's ceremony holds special meaning for the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association, as the monument will be rededicated after a major restoration that was necessary because of a shocking act of vandalism that occurred in May 2008, when slogans targeting fire fighters were spray painted across several of the monument's inscribed granite walls.

The Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association represents over 10,000 professional fire fighters in Ontario and is affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO, CLC, and the Ontario Federation of Labour. For more information, visit www.opffa.org.

SOURCE Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association

For further information: For further information: Fred LeBlanc, President, Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association, (613) 328-2195, fleblanc@opffa.org

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