Do you mean opening a new recruitment in Feb or hiring from the existing group going through medicals?
1-866-381-3398 (seconds count Toronto) and email@example.com.
Best advice ever!!!
Everyone will take a step back if Toronto decommissions apparatus. If you are hoping to become a professional firefighter in Toronto you have a stake in this. There will be between 60 to 100 less firefighters required in Toronto. Nobody will lose their job but that is 60 to 100 that won;t be new hires.
Make that call!
"Anyone can be trained to be a firefighter, it takes brains to survive"
But they might actually cut, since the Fire Chief is adamant that eliminating those positions won't have any effect on response times.
So for those on the outside looking in, get off your assess and get moving, if it means going to city hall on Wednesday and Thursday to let those councillors know so be it.
Just my two cents.
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A bit of constructive criticism here, please don't take offence. While I agree that voicing your concern about safety in the city due to population increases and staffing reductions is true. A lot of your email comes off as generic whining about the struggles of the "middle class". We should contact our local reps about safety issues, but try and leave the conspiracy theories out of it. Also, I am not sure what "increase the corporate tax" means at a municipal level. As corporate tax rates are controlled by the federal government and therefore has absolutely nothing to do with the city, fire-fighters or the budget. Again it just comes off as uninformed and may make the totally valid points in your email be disregarded.
All that being said, props to you for stepping up and sending something to the city to let them know that what they are doing is wrong.
Another piece of advice for anyone emailing in, try throwing some stats at them that aren't medical, maybe some fires, environmental rescues, hazmat. Toronto EMS just got approved to hire 150 paramedics over the next 5 years, that will deal with most of the medical calls. Also I also wouldn't even bring up downtime, cause some people will just see that and nothing else. Just my 2 cents.
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