Toronto Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service

    TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - The Annual Toronto Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
Service will honour the addition of 24 new fire fighters to its Memorial
Honour Roll. The Memorial commemorates all fire fighters who have died in the
line of duty since 1848.

    Date:     Sunday, June 3
    Time:     11 a.m.
    Place:    Station 334, 339 Queens Quay W. in Harbourfront

    Note:     On-site parking is not available

    There are 24 additions to our honour roll due to work-related cancers:

    -   Firefighter Kenneth R. Best, Oct. 29, 1989
    -   Platoon Chief Thomas Humphrey, Nov. 5, 2001
    -   Captain Carl Quinn, Jan. 14, 1999
    -   District Chief James Warren, Aug. 11, 1998
    -   Captain Kevin Conlon, June 06, 2005
    -   Captain Joseph Moss, Nov. 12, 2005
    -   Captain Albert Solmon, May 1, 1997
    -   Captain Harold Beaton, July 1, 1992
    -   Captain Patrick Dineen, May 18, 2006
    -   Captain Lorne Hartley, Nov. 2, 1991
    -   Captain Steve Cudnik, Nov. 15, 1994
    -   Captain Ian Gatehouse, Apr. 11, 2004
    -   Fire Fighter Mike French, Jan. 10, 1990
    -   Fire Fighter John Bricknell, Feb. 24, 2000
    -   Platoon Chief Bernard Leach, June 25, 1986
    -   Firefighter George Muir, June 24, 1991
    -   Captain Gord Thatcher, July 31, 1991
    -   Acting District Chief Roger Holmes, Aug. 10, 1999
    -   Deputy Chief Ross Forfar, Sept. 1, 2005
    -   Acting Captain Jeff Laishes, Feb. 3, 2006
    -   Captain Mel Jones, June 25, 2005
    -   District Chief Doran Collins, June 10, 1988
    -   Captain Gary Wilson, March 16, 2007
    -   Captain Ken Burfield, Oct. 15, 1989.

    The Toronto Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial is dedicated to all of the brave
fire fighters in Toronto's history who have lost their lives in the line of
duty, or due to a work-related disease. It recognizes that fire fighters risk
their lives to protect lives, property, and the environment in the City of
Toronto. During the past years, fire fighters, families, and friends gathered
for an annual ceremony of remembrance to honour those that have paid the
supreme sacrifice in the performance of their duties.
    Please join us and pay tribute to our Fallen Fire Fighters who have
exemplified courage, compassion, and determination. It will be with the
deepest respect that we remember the sacrifice of Toronto's Fallen Fire
Fighters. The service will include words of encouragement and laying of
wreaths by senior representatives from the City of Toronto, Toronto Fire
Services, and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters' Association.

    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 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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