Media Advisory - Toronto Fire is hiring

    First recruitment drive since 2002 for firefighters

    TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - For the first time since 2002, Toronto Fire
Services is accepting applications from individuals who are interested in
becoming firefighters. Fire Chief William Stewart will address the media and
answer questions about the recruitment drive.

    Date:      Saturday, March 1
    Time:      11 a.m.
    Location:  350 Victoria St. (Victoria and Gould Sts.), 2nd Floor, Pod 252

    Applications will be accepted from March 1 (12:01 a.m.) to March 7
(11:59 p.m.). For more information, and to apply, visit
    Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages
applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, racial
minorities and women. Toronto Fire Services is committed to protecting life,
property and the environment from fire, hazardous materials, natural disasters
and other emergencies. It is the largest fire service in Canada and the sixth
largest fire service in North America.

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine
of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America.
In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality,
innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government
is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Toronto Fire Services, Public
Information Officer, Adrian Ratushniak, (416) 578-4316

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