Media Advisory - Fire Chiefs converge to snuff out candle fires over the holidays

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Media Advisory - Fire Chiefs converge to snuff out candle fires over the holidays

Ministry of the Solicitor General

TORONTO, Dec. 8 - Who: The Honourable Monte Kwinter, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Fire Marshal of Ontario Bernard Moyle Toronto Fire Chief Bill Stewart Fire Chiefs from across the GTA What: The Office of the Fire Marshal and fire chiefs from the Greater Toronto Area are determined to stop deadly fires with demonstrations of safe and unsafe candle use and the release of a new Public Service Announcement, "You Meant to Come Back". When: Thursday December 11, 2003, 10:00 a.m. Where: Toronto Harbourfront Fire Station No. 334 339 Queens Quay West, Toronto (East of Spadina; directly south of Skydome) Why: Candle fires are on the rise in Ontario and often increase at this time of year. By raising public awareness about the potential hazards of candles, the Ontario fire service hopes to stop needless tragedies this holiday season.For further information: contact: Mr. Bev Gilbert, Manager, Public Education & Media Relations, Office of the Fire Marshal, (416) 325-3178