We’re moving!

Image above by the late J. Karl Lee, GTMAA member.

Our crew is saying goodbye to 95 years of firefighting history as we prepare to move out of a century-old downtown fire hall – and into a new hangout in Scarborough.

For nearly four decades, the decommissioned fire hall at 39 Commissioners St. was what our club called home. Built in 1922, this hall served the Port Lands area until it was shut down in the 1980s. Our friends at the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, who then took over the building, have graciously allowed us to use this historic facility for our weekly get-togethers and meetings for nearly four decades. But since they will be moving to a new building in Scarborough, we’re going with them!

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A weekend of Easter eggs and helping to fight hunger in our communities

It was a busy weekend for our volunteers, who took part in the Beaches Easter Parade on Easter Sunday. The day prior, we were at the Scarborough Town Centre Real Canadian Superstore, helping to collect several carts of non-perishable food items for the Daily Bread Food Bank, along with $285 in donations to help fight hunger in our communities.

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We’re history! GTMAA’s response in Mississauga train derailment now part of library archive

The Mississauga Public Library has given an official nod to GTMAA’s deployment during the Mississauga train derailment nearly 40 years ago.

A copy of GTMAA’s newsletter from 1979 has been added to the library’s archive collection on the infamous incident, outlining the story of how our volunteers spent 11 days keeping first responders hydrated, warm and in good spirits during what became one of Canada’s largest peacetime evacuations.

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Last Alarm – Capt. Stephen Forsey

Photo (above) by Wayne Edward
Photo (below) by the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association

Support 7 was requested for a funeral service honouring Toronto Fire Capt. Stephen Forsey in late February.  Our volunteers dutifully attended, providing beverages and snacks for attendees throughout the service. Capt. Forsey’s passing was determined to be a line of duty death. The Greater Toronto Multiple Alarm Association expresses its sincere condolences to the Forsey family.

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