Update No. 3 - Loss of Burlington Firefighter

    BURLINGTON, ON, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - Funeral arrangements have been finalized
for Burlington Firefighter Wayne Topping, who passed away at an international
Fire Extrication event held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Funeral Home Visitation will take place at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167
Guelph Line, one stoplight north of the QEW highway on Guelph Line in

              Tuesday August 28th, 2007: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

            Wednesday August 29th, 2007: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                                         7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    A funeral with full fire department honours will take place as follows:

    Thursday August 30th, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.
    Central Arena and Recreation Centre, 519 Drury Lane, Burlington.

    A precession of uniformed fire department personnel will leave the Brant
street location of Smith's Funeral Home at approximately 12:15. It will
proceed south on Brant Street to James Street, east on James Street to New
Street and continue to Drury Lane where it will turn north to Central Arena.
    A private reception for uniformed personnel will be hosted by the
Burlington Professional Firefighters, Local 1552 immediately following the
    Information about the funeral arrangements for Firefighter Wayne Topping
is available on the city's website at www.burlington.ca with specific
instructions for uniformed firefighters participating in the precession.
Anyone interested in learning more about the arrangements can subscribe to
receive automatic updates by subscribing to Webminder, available on the city
website. Please see the Burlington Firefighter Funeral Information webpage for
more information on funeral arrangements and to subscribe for updates through

    Media advisories will be sent early in the week with information about
special access locations to the funeral for media representatives.

For further information:

For further information: Communications Contact: Ben Rotsma, Fire
Prevention Officer, (905) 971-4949, (905) 333-1570, rotsmab@burlington.ca;
Media Contact: Steve Thurlow, Fire Chief, (905) 333-0772 ext. 204, (905)
333-8727, thurlows@burlington.ca; For further information, please visit our
online media centre.... www.burlington.ca

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