Toronto Fire Services

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Toronto Fire Services (TFS)
Toronto Fire Services Logo.svg
"Courage, Compassion, Service"
Operational area
Country Canada
Agency overview
Established 1874 (as Toronto Fire Department), 1998 (as Toronto Fire Services)
Annual calls 122,088 (2017)[1]
Employees 3,174 (Dec. 31, 2017)[2]
Staffing Career
Fire chief Matthew Pegg [3]
EMS level First Responder
Facilities and equipment
Stations 82
Engines 83 (55 pumpers/28 rescue-pumpers)
Trucks 72
Quints 28
Tenders 1
HAZMAT 2
USAR 1
Fireboats 2

The Toronto Fire Services (TFS) provides fire protection and first responder or emergency medical responder assistance to the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Toronto Fire Services is currently the largest municipal fire department in Canada.

Overview[edit]

The Toronto Fire Services was created in 1998 from the merger of the former fire departments of the original City of Toronto, East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough and York. It is the largest fire department in Canada[citation needed] and the 5th largest municipal fire department in North America.[citation needed]

Mission[edit]

Dedicated to protecting life, property, and the environment through education, prevention, and emergency response.

History[edit]

Toronto horse drawn pumper
Transition from horse drawn to motorized vehicles
Station 226 in 1911
Three firefighters walk beside muddy Lansdowne Avenue, north of Davenport Road, c. 1911

Fire services in Toronto began in 1874 in the former City of Toronto, and still consisted of volunteer fire companies. Prior to 1874, fire services were composed of poorly trained volunteer companies in the city, the first company was created in 1826 and hook and ladder in 1831. Most were able bodied men who were trained to operate pumps to draw water from the lake. A wooden pumper truck presented to Toronto by British America Assurance Company c.1837 is now found at Black Creek Pioneer Village.[4]


The city's poor fire fighting services were highlighted by the Great Toronto Fire in 1849 and again in 1904. After the latter fire, which destroyed much of Bay Street from The Esplanade West to Melinda Street, the Fire Department in Toronto became a critical city service and has evolved into the professional service that exists today.

Early fire companies[edit]

  • 1st Engine 1826 at Church Street and Newgate Street (Adelaide Street East), renumbered as Station 5 in 1861 and closed in 1874
  • Independent Fire Company Engine House No. 2
  • York Fire Company 1826 at Fireman's Hall (Church Street and Newgate Street)
  • Hook and Ladder Fire Company 1831
  • Fireman's Hall 1839 at Bay Street 1839; closed 1841
  • Station No. 1 1841; closed 1924
  • 4th Engine House at St. Patrick Market on Queen Street West 1842, closed 1861
  • Hose Company No. 2 at Berkeley Street 1849; closed 1859
  • 7th Engine Company at Elizabeth Street 1857; closed 1859
  • Station No 2 at 163 Portland 1871; closed 1968
  • Station No 3 at 488 Yonge Street 1871; closed 1926
  • Station No 5 at Court Street 1874; closed 1886
  • Station No 6 at 315 Queen Street West 1874; closed 1942

Township Fire Departments[edit]

  • Scarborough Fire Department 1925 - replaced 5 volunteer bucket brigades 1850's[5]
  • North York Fire Department 1923 - merged 7 separate volunteer brigades[6]
  • New Toronto Fire Department 1930 - merged with Etobicoke FD 1967[7]

Organization[edit]

Toronto Fire Captain
A firefighter walks to the scene of a training simulation with her gear

The Fire Chief (C1), under whom serve five deputy Chiefs (C2, C3, C4, C5, C50) are all based at 4330 Dufferin Street - the central headquarters for both Toronto Fire and Toronto Paramedic Services, the four division commanders (C6, C7, C8, C9) are each based in their respective commands - north, east, south and west.

Former Chief Bill Stewart's retirement was announced on February 13, 2012 and took effect on April 30, 2012.

Jim Sales is a former Markham Fire Chief who also worked as a political bureaucrat in Town of Markham and as General Manager with the City of Barrie prior to his appointment.[8]

Matthew Pegg was appointed as interim Fire Chief in May, 2016 following the departure of Jim Sales.[9] Pegg became permanent Chief in April 2017.

Previous Chiefs[edit]

With the exception of Sales, Toronto Fire Services and Toronto Fire Department Chiefs have been promoted within the department's ranks. Peter Ferguson was Deputy Chief of the North York Fire Department before becoming Fire Chief of the Toronto Fire Department

  • Jim W. Sales 2012-2016
  • William A. Stewart 2003–2012
  • Alan F. Speed 1997–2003
  • Peter L Ferguson 1995-1997
  • Walter Shanahan 1988–1995, Toronto Fire Department
  • Bernard (Ben) Bonser 1977–1988

Rank Structure[edit]

RANK Chief of Department Deputy Fire Chief Division Commander Platoon Chief District Chief Captain First Class Firefighter Second Class Firefighter Probationary Firefighter
INSIGNIA
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No Insignia No Insignia No Insignia
HELMET COLOUR White White White White White Red Black Black Black
DESCRIPTION Fire Chief and General Manager Second in command of TFS. Each Deputy is responsible for a specific portfolio Command officer responsible for all four shifts within one of the geographic divisions (North, East, South, or West) of the city Command officer responsible for all fire stations within all four districts of a command for one shift (North, East, South, or West) Command officer responsible for all fire stations within a district (ex. 11 District, or 42 District). Company Officer in charge of one fire truck and crew.
NOTES "Chief" marked on the back of his or her bunker jacket. "Deputy Chief" marked on the back of his or her bunker jacket 'Division Commander' marked on the back of his or her bunker jacket. "Platoon Chief" marked on the back of his or her bunker jacket "District Chief" marked on the back of his or her bunker jacket.

Operations[edit]

Fire Apparatus[edit]

TFS Aerial 312
TFS Pumper 334
TFS High-Rise 332
TFS Hazardous Materials Unit 332
TFS Air/Light Emergency Support Unit 114
Toronto Fire Services Command 10
TFS Platoon Chief 30

Toronto Fire Department began using motorized vehicles after 1910, before that, the TFD and previous fire companies used horse drawn engines and ladders. Prior to the 1970s, the TFD had open air vehicles (driver cab not covered and mostly aerial trucks), but since then both the TFD and TFS use full covered vehicles. Prior to the 1950s, TFD used tiller-ladder trucks and since have reverted to smaller aerial units that can operate in narrow streets in Toronto.

The TFS inherited all the vehicles of the fire departments prior to amalgamation, the current strength of TFS consists of 179 vehicles. Since amalgamation, apparatus numbers are numbered by a letter and 3 digits, the first digit stands for the command that the apparatus is in (1-North, 2-East, 3-South, 4-West). The second digit stands for the district within the command that the apparatus is in, the last digit stands for the station within the district within the command that the apparatus is assigned to.

A list of types of vehicles used by the TFS : (prefix letter in brackets with x's as placeholders)

  • Aerial (Axxx) - most common ladders found in the city; lengths range from 75 to 105 feet (22.86 to 32 metres)
  • Tower (Txxx) - 2 articulated boom ladders, with 1 found in South and 1 in North Command; length 114 feet (34.75 metres); T331 is now a spare
  • Platform (PLxxx) - 1 ladder with attached platform, found in West Command; length 100 feet (30.48 metres)
  • Pumper (Pxxx)
  • Rescue (Rescue Pumper) (Rxxx) - a pumper with the addition of extrication equipment (Jaws of Life) and other tools
  • Fireboat (FBxxx) - 2 units, both stationed in Toronto Harbour
  • Hazardous Materials Unit (HZxxx) - 1 in both North and South Commands
  • Hazmat Support Unit (HSxxx) - Unmanned equipment vehicle
  • Decontamination Unit (DExxx)
  • Squad (Sxxx) - heavy/technical rescue units, with 2 located in South Command and 1 in each of West, North, and East Commands
  • High Rise Unit (HRxxx) - 1 only, in South Command
  • Water Tanker (WTxxx) - 1 only, in East Command
  • Rapid Attack Vehicle - (Van335)
  • All-Terrain Vehicle (ATVx) - used at special events, such as the Canadian National Exhibition
  • Trench Rescue Support Truck (TRSxxx) - 1 only, in East Command
  • Air/Light Unit (LAxxx) - 1 in each Command (A/L 114, A/L 231, A/L 333, A/L 421)
  • District Chief (Cxx)
  • Platoon Chief (Cx0) - 1 in each Command (C10, C20, C30, C40)
  • Division Commander (Cx)
  • Deputy Chief / Fire Chief (Cx)
  • Command Truck (CMDxx) - 3 throughout the city
  • Mechanical Response Unit (MRUxxx)
  • Training Aerial (TRAx) - used by Professional Development and Training
  • Training Pumper (TRPx) - used by Professional Development and Training
  • Spare vehicles (X5xxx) - non-permanent additional vehicles added to station
  • Fire Investigator (FIx)

Fire Boats[edit]

Toronto Fire Boat Sora (ex-Canadian Coast Guard Sora)
Toronto Fire boat William Lyon Mackenzie
RCMP Simmonds with ex-CCG Cape Hurd in Toronto

The Toronto Fire Department and successor Toronto Fire Services has operated fire boats since 1923.

  • Fireboat "Charles A. Reed" - a wood hull boat entered service in 1923 and remained in use until 1964[10]
  • Fireboat "William Lyon Mackenzie" - entered service in 1964 replacing Charles A. Reed; main fire boat and icebreaker
  • Fireboat "Sora" - light utility boat built in 1982 for the Canadian Coast Guard and acquired by TFS in 2006; back up to WL Mackenzie, but lacks icebreaking features. The Sora was retired from TFS on October 31, 2015.
  • Fireboat "William Thornton" - Mid-shore patrol built in 1982 for CCG and acquired by TFS in 2015; has replaced the Sora

Miscellaneous Units[edit]

While not part of the fleet, Box 12 (Box 12 Association) and Support 7 (Greater Toronto Multiple Alarm Association) are canteen trucks run by volunteers and are present at large emergencies to provide food and beverages for Toronto firefighters. Formed in 1975, the GTMAA vehicles are painted with TFS scheme, but not the logo (using the GTMAA patch instead).

In addition, there are various Hazardous Materials Support trucks and a Trench Rescue Support truck that respond to specialized calls, these trucks are unmanned, and are only used by trained personnel when a specialized call is dispatched. TFS also has a fleet of various mechanical support trucks. Smaller compact cars bearing the TFS colours and logo are driven by fire prevention officers and other commanding officers.

Toronto Fire will also acquire use of the Long Range Acoustic Device, it was one of three purchased by the Toronto Police Service for use during the G20 summit in 2010 (1 for Marine Unit, 2 for Public Safety Unit).[11]

Prior to amalgamation, the Scarborough Fire Department had their fleet painted yellow; in the years following amalgamation the markings on the fire trucks were a patchwork of the various schemes used by the former boroughs. All had "Toronto" decaled or painted where the former borough's name used to be and the new Toronto Fire crest was added with the new numbering scheme, over the past 19 years - post amalgamation - the majority of the older vehicles have either been retired or repainted to match the new scheme: fire engine red with yellow reflective trim and markings.

Fire Stations[edit]

The Toronto Fire Services (TFS) currently operates out of 83 Fire Stations (including one open seasonally) throughout the city, organized into 16 Districts, each District is part of one of four geographical divisions of Command. Each geographical division is divided into four Districts.[12][13]

North Command[edit]

The North Command's Office (Command 1) is located at Fire Station # 116, 1 Esther Shiner Blvd

District 11[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
111 Bayview Heights Pumper 111 Car 11 (District Chief) 3300 Bayview Avenue 1979
112 Branson Rescue 112 Rescue 5112 (Spare) 5700 Bathurst Street 1978
113 Hillcrest Village Pumper 113 Aerial 113 700 Seneca Hill Drive 1969
114 Willowdale Pumper 114 Tower 114 Car 10 (Platoon Chief) Air/Light 114, Command 10 12 Canterbury Place 1989
115 Parkway Forest Rescue 115 115 Parkway Forest Drive 1983
116 Bayview Village Pumper 116 Aerial 5116 (Spare) 1 Esther Shiner Boulevard 2007
121 Hoggs Hollow Pumper 121 Pumper 5121 (Spare) 10 William Carson Crescent 1988
122 York Mills Rescue 122 Pumper 5122 (Spare) 2545 Bayview Avenue 1959

District 13[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
123 Don Mills Pumper 123 143 Bond Avenue 1956
125 Flemmingdon Park Pumper 125 Aerial 125 (now A226) 1109 Leslie Street 1985
131 Yonge and Lawrence Pumper 131 Aerial 131 3135 Yonge Street 1931
132 North York Pumper 132 Car 13 (District Chief) 476 Lawrence Avenue West 1999
133 Amesbury Rescue 133 Aerial 133 1507 Lawrence Avenue West 1962
134 Yonge and Eglinton Rescue 134 16 Montgomery Avenue 1916
135 Forest Hill Pumper 135 Aerial 135 325 Chaplin Crescent 2016

District 14[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
141 University Heights Pumper 141 Pumper 5141 (Spare), Rescue 5141 (Spare), Aerial 5141 (Spare) 4100 Keele Street 2011
142 Jane and Finch Pumper 142 Aerial 142 Car 14 (District Chief) 2753 Jane Street 1982
143 Wilson Heights Pumper 143 Squad 143 1009 Sheppard Avenue West 1972
145 Downsview Pumper 145 HazMat 145, HazMat Support 145 20 Beffort Road 1989
146 North York Pumper 146 2220 Jane Street 1956

East Command[edit]

The East Command's Office (Command 2) is located at Station 221.

Station 227 in Toronto's Beaches community

District 21[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
211 Armdale Pumper 211 Tanker 211 900 Tapscott Road 1982
212 Rouge Valley Pumper 212 Car 21 (District Chief) 8500 Sheppard Avenue East 2003
213 Malvern Pumper 213 (disbanded) Aerial 213 7 Lapsley Road 1974
214 Highland Creek Rescue 214 745 Meadowvale Road 1982
215 Port Union Pumper 215 (disbanded) Aerial 215 5318 Lawrence Avenue East 1974

District 22[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
221 Brimley Pumper 221 2575 Eglinton Avenue East 2014
222 Golden Mile Pumper 222 Aerial 222 755 Warden Avenue 1961
223 The Bluffs Pumper 223 Support 7 116 Dorset Road 1953
224 Woodbine Heights Pumper 224 (now P221) Rescue 224 1313 Woodbine Avenue 1952
225 Birch Cliff Rescue 225 Car 22 (District Chief) 3600 Danforth Avenue 1998
226 Danforth Village Pumper 226 Aerial 226 87 Main Street 1909
227 The Beach Pumper 227 1904 Queen Street East 1905

District 23[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
231 Woburn Rescue 231 Aerial 231 Car 20 (Platoon Chief), Car 23 (District Chief) Air/Light 231 740 Markham Road 1960
232 Scarborough Pumper 232 Squad 232 1550 Midland Avenue 1963
233 Wexford Pumper 233 Antique pumper, Antique aerial 59 Curlew Drive 1995
234 West Hill Pumper 234 Decon 234 40 Coronation Drive 1968
235 Victoria Village Rescue 235 Technical Rescue Support 235 200 Bermondsey Road 1960

District 24[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
241 L'Amoreaux Rescue 241 3325 Warden Ave 1980
242 Brimley Forest Pumper 242 Car 24 (District Chief) 2733 Brimley Road 1975
243 Agincourt Rescue 243 4560 Sheppard Avenue East 1972/1985
244 Tam O'Shanter Pumper 244 Aerial 244 2340 Birchmount Road 1971
245 Dorset Park Pumper 245 Pumper 5245 (Spare) 1600 Birchmount Road 1956

South Command[edit]

The South Command's Office (Command 3) is located at Fire Station # 332, 260 Adelaide St. W.

District 31[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
311 Yonge and St Clair Pumper 311 Aerial 311 (disbanded) 20 Balmoral Avenue 1911
312 Yorkville Pumper 312 Aerial 312 Car 31 (District Chief) 34 Yorkville Avenue 1878/1973
313 St James Town Pumper 313 Squad 313 441 Bloor Street East 1967
314 Church and Wellesley Pumper 314 12 Grosvenor Street 1926
315 Kensington Market Pumper 315 Aerial 315 132 Bellevue Avenue 1878/1973

District 32[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
321 Leaside Rescue 321 Aerial 321 231 McRae Drive 1946
322 Pape Village Pumper 322 Aerial 322 256 Cosburn Avenue 1994
323 Greektown Pumper 323 Car 32 (District Chief) 153 Chatham Avenue 1963
324 Riverdale Pumper 324 Aerial 324 840 Gerrard Street East 1932
325 Regent Park Pumper 325 Rescue 325 Aerial 325 475 Dundas Street East 1954
326 Leslieville Rescue 326 30 Knox Avenue 1980

District 33[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
331 Trinity Bellwoods Pumper 331 Aerial 331 Squad 331, Pumper 5331 (Spare) 33 Claremont Street 1968
332 Entertainment District Pumper 332 Car 30 (Platoon Chief), Car 33 (District Chief) High Rise 332, HazMat 332, HazMat Support 332, Command 30, CBRN Team 260 Adelaide Street West 1971
333 St Lawrence Pumper 333 Tower 333 Air/Light 333, Pumper 5333 (Spare) 207 Front Street East 1970
334 Harbourfront Pumper 334 Fireboat 334 (William Lyon Mackenzie), Fireboat 334 (William Thornton) 339 Queens Quay West 2000
335 Ward's Island Pumper 335, Pumper 335B Rapid Attack Vehicle 335 235 Cibola Avenue 1992

District 34[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
341 Oakwood Village Rescue 341 Aerial 341 Car 5341 (Spare) 555 Oakwood Avenue 1968
342 Corso Italia Pumper 342 106 Ascot Avenue 1912
343 Hillcrest Village Pumper 343 65 Hendrick Avenue 1915
344 The Annex Pumper 344 240 Howland Avenue 1911
345 Davenport Rescue 345 Aerial 345 Car 34 (District Chief) Box 12 1285 Dufferin Street 1963
346 Canadian National Exhibition Pumper 426 (Seasonal) 90 Quebec Street 1912

West Command[edit]

The West Command's Office (Command 4) is located at Fire Station # 442, 2015 Lawrence Ave. W.

District 41[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
411 Finch and Weston Rescue 411 Aerial 411 75 Toryork Drive 1997
412 Clairville Rescue 412 267 Humberline Drive 1975
413 Jamestown Pumper 413 (disbanded) Rescue 413 1549 Albion Road 1970
415 Rexdale Pumper 415 Aerial 415 Car 41 (District Chief) 2120 Kipling Avenue 1955

District 42[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
421 Mount Dennis Rescue 421 Aerial 421 Air/Light 421 6 Lambton Avenue 1956
422 Lambton Pumper 422 Parade unit 590 Jane Street 1965
423 The Junction Rescue 423 Aerial 423 Car 42 (District Chief) 358 Keele Street 1954
424 (Closed) Runnymede Pumper 424 (disbanded) 462 Runnymede Road 1928
425 Swansea Rescue 425 83 Deforest Road 1930
426 Parkdale Pumper 426 Rescue 426 Aerial 426 140 Lansdowne Avenue 1972

District 43[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
431 The Kingsway Pumper 431 308 Prince Edward Drive South 1959
432 Islington-City Centre West Pumper 432 Platform 432 Car 43 (District Chief) 155 The East Mall 1980
433 Mimico Pumper 433 Aerial 433 615 Royal York Road 1953/2007
434 Alderwood Rescue 434 3 Lunness Road 1957
435 New Toronto Rescue 435 130 Eighth Street 1930

District 44[edit]

Station Neighbourhood/Suburb Pumper Rescue Aerial Chief Other Units Address Build Year
441 Airport Strip Rescue 441 Aerial 441 947 Martin Grove Road 1963
442 Weston Pumper 442 2015 Lawrence Avenue West 1991
443 Richview Pumper 443 Rescue 5443 (Spare) 1724 Islington Avenue 1958
444 Centennial Park Rescue 444 666 Renforth Drive 1959
445 Islington Village Pumper 445 Car 40 (Platoon Chief), Car 45 (District Chief) Squad 445 280 Burnhamthorpe Road 1960

Apparatus Glossary[edit]

  • Pumper (P) - Standard pumper truck
  • Rescue (R) - Rescue pumper truck
  • Aerial (A) - Standard rear-mount ladder, often a quint
  • Tower (T) - Articulating platform ladder quint
  • Platform (PL) - Standard rear-mount ladder quint w. attached platform
  • Squad (S) - Technical heavy rescue
  • High Rise (HR) - High rise incident truck
  • Hazmat (HAZ) - Hazardous Incident Team
  • Fire Boat (FB)
  • Command Vehicle (CMD) - Walk-in command van
  • District Chief (C) - District Chief SUV
  • Platoon Chief (PC) - Platoon Chief SUV
  • Air/Light (LA) - Air/Light support vehicle
  • Technical Rescue Support (TRS) - Technical Rescue support vehicle
  • Hazmat Support (HMS) - Hazardous Incident Team support vehicle
  • Canteen Vehicle (SUP7) - Long-term incident refreshment van
  • Canteen Vehicle (BOX12) - Long-term incident refreshment van
  • Decontamination (DE)
  • Fire Investigator (FI)

Communications[edit]

Response Guidelines[edit]

Toronto firefighters responding to a house fire on Donlands Avenue
Toronto Fire on scene of a multi-alarm blaze in the Yorkville neighbourhood
Battling a five-alarm fire in The Junction, 2012
Former Command 30 vehicle at a large fire on Yonge Street

Structure/Building Fires[edit]

Alarm Type Alarm Level Units Assigned
Structure Fire 1st Alarm Assignment 1 Squad/Rescue, 3 Pumpers/Rescues, 1 Aerial/Tower, 1 District Chief, High Rise Unit(if in High Rise Building in South Command)
Working Fire 1st Alarm Assignment, *Upgrade* 1 Rescue (R.I.T.), 1 Aerial/Tower, 1 Squad/Rescue, 1 Platoon Chief, 1 Air & Light Unit
2nd Alarm Fire 2nd Alarm Assignment, *Upgrade* 1 Rescue (R.I.T) 3 Pumpers/Rescues, 1 Aerial/Tower, 1 Squad, 1 District Chief, 1 Platoon Chief, 1 Haz-Mat. Unit, 1 Air & Light Unit, 1 Command Unit
3rd Alarm Fire 3rd Alarm Assignment, *Upgrade* 3 Pumpers/Rescues, 1 Aerial/Tower, 1 District Chief, 1 Tower, 1 Tower Support
4th Alarm Fire 4th Alarm Assignment, *Upgrade* 3 Pumpers/Rescues, 1 Aerial/Tower, 1 District Chief, 1 Air & Lighting Unit, 1 Platoon Chief (Comms)
5th Alarm Fire 5th Alarm Assignment, *Upgrade* 3 Pumpers/Rescues, 1 Aerial/Tower, 1 District Chief

Gear[edit]

  • Starfield Lion Flame Fighter - current bunker gear
  • Traditional Composite Firefighting Helmet

Budget Cuts, Vehicle Reduction, Station Closure[edit]

As part of the City's 2013 Budget plans, the City of Toronto demanded a 10% cut by all city departments. TFS recommended vehicle reduction at several stations (Stations 213, 215, 324 and 413) and one station to close (Station 424) to meet the 10% reduction target,[14] as well the cuts will lead to fewer firefighters on staff.[14]

In 2014, 4 pumpers (P213, P215, P413, P424) were taken out of service and Station 424 was shut down.

In 2017, the TFS Transformation Plan was developed and introduced. An update on the status of the numerous initiatives that are included in this plan was provided as part of the 2018 budget process.[15]

In 2018, 10 additional staff were added to support the creation of a permanent Toronto Community Housing Fire Safety Task Force.[16] Also in 2018, one additional crew of 21 Operations Firefighters was approved to support the opening of the new Downsview fire station. [17]

See also[edit]

Other members of the Toronto's Emergency Services structure consists of:

Other agencies with historic ties to the TFD and TFS:

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/900e-Annual-Report-2017-.pdf
  2. ^ https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/900e-Annual-Report-2017-.pdf
  3. ^ http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=3e3be03bb8d1e310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
  4. ^ https://www.flickr.com/photos/bukharov/5225278226
  5. ^ "History". scarboroughfirefighters.org. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "North York F.D. Information". northyorkfire.org. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "New Toronto Fire Department". newtorontohistorical.com. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ Doolittle, Robyn (July 12, 2012). "Toronto's new fire chief a top bureaucrat from Barrie". The Toronto Star. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.citynews.ca/2016/10/07/toronto-fire-chief-jim-sales-departs-role/
  10. ^ Discover & explore Toronto's waterfront, Mike Filey, pp34
  11. ^ http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/111923--police-will-keep-g20-sound-cannons Police Will Keep G20 Sound Cannons
  12. ^ "Fire Station Locations - Toronto Fire Services - Emergency Services | City of Toronto". toronto.ca. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  13. ^ http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=48ff3840456e1410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
  14. ^ a b CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/12/07/west-end-fire-station-trucks-closure216.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-110809.pdf
  16. ^ https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-112514.pdf
  17. ^ https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/budget-finances/city-budget/program-agency-budgets/fire-services/

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