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Tim Beckett, president of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs,
pauses while OAFC first vice-president Kevin Foster lays a wreath
during the annual Ontario Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial ceremony
at Queen's Park Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of firefighters attended
the ceremony to honour those who have died in the line of duty or
from work-related illnesses. Twenty-four names were added to the
monument. The monument now has 553 names etched in stone to
remember those who have given their lives for the citizens of Ontario.
Photo by John Riddell.

 

October 3, 2011
By Carey Fredericks
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Firefighters from across Ontario
were at Queen’s Park Sunday
afternoon to honour the fallen at
the Ontario Fallen Fire Fighters
Memorial ceremony. The base of
the memorial is a red Maltese Cross,
an international symbol for fire
fighting. The bronze sculpture shows
fire fighter rescuing a child from danger.
The black granite monolith represents
a building. The name, rank, and date
 of death of Ontario's fallen firefighters
are on the surrounding white granite
walls. Photo by John Riddell.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty
helps to lay a wreath on behalf of
the citizens of the province at the
annual Ontario Fallen Fire Fighters
Memorial ceremony at Queen's Park
Sunday afternoon. Photo by John Riddell.

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Ontario Professional Fire Fighters
Association President Fred LeBlanc
salutes after laying a wreath during
the annual Ontario Fallen Fire
Fighters Memorial ceremony at Queen's
Park Sunday afternoon.
Photo by John Riddell.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty
 listens to remarks behind a
ceremonial wreath during the annual
Ontario Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
ceremony at Queen's Park Sunday
afternoon. Photo by John Riddell.

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Firefighters march to Queen’s Park
for the annual Ontario Fallen Fire
Fighters Memorial ceremony Sunday
 afternoon. Photo by John Riddell.