Fraser Institute Media Advisory: New Study Spotlighting Growing Number of Firefighters in Ontario Coming Thursday, May 7

Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2015) - On Thursday, May 7 the Fraser Institute will release a new study comparing firefighter staffing levels in Ontario to the number of reported fires over a 16-year period.

The study, Municipal Fire Services in Canada: A Preliminary Analysis, also examines firefighter staffing levels in other jurisdictions across the country and overall government spending on fire services.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

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Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Charles Lammam
Director of Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute
(604) 714-4544
charles.lammam@fraserinstitute.org
@CharlesLammam

For further information:
Aanand Radia
Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
(416) 363-6575 Ext. 238
aanand.radia@fraserinstitute.org
@FraserInstitute