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Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Receives International Recognition in Auto Extrication

Jun 30, 2011

This June, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) placed first at the 27th Annual International Auto Extrication Competition held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

“I am so proud of our Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Auto Extrication Team for it is a great achievement to be considered the best amongst our peers,” said Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Chief John McDougall.  “We have been competing in this event since it started in 1984.  Our team consists of new and experienced firefighters who demonstrate their abilities in this highly specialized skill, which includes sharing best practices, strategies and new technology required to save lives.” 

What:
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services won top honours at the 27th Annual International Auto Extrication Competition. This is their third time placing first since 1995.

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Who:
Mayor Hazel McCallion, C.M., LL.D.
John McDougall, Fire Chief
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Auto Extrication Team

When:
Mississauga’s Canada Day Celebrations
Friday, July 1, 2011
12 noon

Where:
In front of the Auto Extrication Fire Truck
Corner of Princess Royal Drive and Duke of York Boulevard
Mississauga, Ontario

North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge (NAVRC)
Auto Extrication Competitions, or “Challenges” as they are commonly referred to, are held across the US, Canada and other parts of the globe. The purpose of these competitions is two-fold; teams are exposed to new techniques, methods and technology at these events, which improves their skills and knowledge enabling them to better serve their customers and the communities which they protect. Secondly, it allows them to be judged by the Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee (TERC) and evaluated in a competitive environment, measuring their skills against those of their peers.


As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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