NEW YORK AND TORONTO FIREFIGHTERS GO TO BAT

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The Toronto Sun...07/15/2002

BRETT CLARKSON

Toronto's fire department will host its New York counterparts in a friendly ball game before the Jays face the Yankees at the SkyDome today.

Today's 12:30 p.m. match pits a team of Toronto firefighters against a squad of New York Fire Department Engine 286 and Ladder 135 colleagues.

Those units were among the first active companies to reach the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

Will the New York City Fire Department smoke Toronto's team in today's contest? Or, will the Toronto Professional Firefighters Association bring fired up bats and scorch the aspirations of their Big Apple brethren?

Either way, both are expected to leave the field as winners. During an on-field ceremony before the 7:05 p.m. game, the Toronto Blue Jays Charitable Foundation will present a donation to the New York City Firefighters Fund.


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