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Toronto’s Fire Chief heads back to school

Toronto Fire Chief Jim Sales will host an event involving students of the Waterfront School to kick off Fire Prevention Week 2012. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Have Two Ways Out.”

Also attending the event will be Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7 York West), Chair of the City of Toronto’s Community Development and Recreation Committee; Ontario Fire Marshal Ted Wieclawek; and Curtis Ennis, Superintendent of Education for The Toronto District School Board.

Date: Tuesday, October 9
Time: 9:15 a.m.
Location: The Waterfront School, 635 Queen’s Quay W.

Fire Service personnel, guests and Sparky the Fire Dog will join Principal Karen Barnes, school staff and students from junior kindergarten to Grade 8 to participate in a fire drill.

Following the fire drill, guests will address the students to review the importance of home escape planning and working smoke alarms. Grade 3 student Kewthar Abubakar and members of her family will then tour Toronto Harbour aboard fireboat Wm. Lyon Mackenzie. The fireboat will salute students of her class in the channel opposite the school. Abubakar’s home fire escape plan was chosen by draw as the lucky winner of the boat ride.

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