Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

September 14, 2014 10:00 ET

Statement from Ministers Blaney and Baird on the Canadian Firefighters Annual Memorial Ceremony

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 14, 2014) - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and John Baird, Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean, issued the following statement today to highlight the Canadian Firefighters Annual Memorial Ceremony.

"Today we remember the firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our friends, our families, and our communities. These individuals faced grave dangers on the front lines to help Canadians in their time of need. They served with great courage and for that our country is deeply grateful.

We commend the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation for their outstanding efforts to preserve the memory of the heroes who were lost so that we can be safe in our communities.

On behalf of our Government and our fellow Canadians, we extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones and friends of those who have lost their lives. The memory of their exemplary service will carry on."

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Contact Information

  • Jason Tamming
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Public Safety
    and Emergency Preparedness
    613-991-2924

    Adam Hodge
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Hon. John Baird, P.C., M.P.
    613-995-1851

    Media Relations
    Public Safety Canada
    613-991-0657