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Toronto honours fallen firefighters

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Toronto Fire Services Chief William Stewart speaks at ceremony Sunday to honour firefighters who have died on duty or from a work-related disease. Four names were added to the roll at the annual Toronto Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service at Fire Station No. 334. The names of firefighters Bruce Arthur Catchpole and Erik Christensen along with Capt. Jon Thewlis and District Chief John James Lalonde were added to the monument. Since 1848, 222 firefighters have died in the line of duty in the city. Photo by Thomas Luthi, A&T Photography.