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Facebook: A week in review

An aggregate of Facebook posts made by our members in the past week can be found below. Latest posts are at the top:

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#IceBucketChallenge by FIREBOAT!!!

Toronto Emergency Services' ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - raw footag

On Friday, August 22, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., Toronto Fire Services, Toronto Fire Fighters' Association, Toronto Emergency Medical Services, and Toronto Police Service's Homicide and Customer Service sections, accepted the ALS #IceBucketChallenge.In a break from the norm, the fireboat pumped cold lake water, which had a surface temperature of 14 degrees Celsius. What the fundraisers weren't told, was that the pump pulls from 10' below, which is less than 10 degrees, and how long they were going to be sprayed for.ALS Canada's Interim CEO, Tammy Moore, and Regional Manager, Sarah Reedman, say that this is among the longest dousing they've seen.Missing in action was Toronto Police's Employment Unit, who couldn't make it off-site logistically, but participated back at HQ simultaneously, and other members of Homicide, who were called off on duty. Despite their absence, the funds they raised will still contribute to the over $2 million raised in Canada.The viral awareness and fundraising campaign was so successful,'s server crashed with over 100k users trying to donate in one day. The page was ported over to a second server, and is now up and running.The Fire Fighters' Association called out other Union leaders, including Police Association Mike McCormack. Homicide called out Peel, York, Durham, and OPP Homicide Squads. Police Customer Service's Staff Sergeant Chris Boddy, and Firefighter Darryl Gage called out to the people of Toronto to simply make a donation.- with Toronto Police
7 days ago