Kingston Fire and Rescue looks to become nationally accredited

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Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR) is working to become one of 10 nationally accredited departments and is looking to the public for support.

KFR is assembling an application to the Centre for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) in time for the deadline later this summer.

“By being an accredited department, we formalize our process for measuring, evaluating and improving our services,” Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong said.

KFR adds that accreditation through the CPSE requires a comprehensive review process and that it’s an external endorsement that the department is taking strides—big and small—to continually improve.

Kingston Fire Rescue also says that public engagement is an important piece of its application.

“Each week, we will launch a new poll on Get Involved Kingston that highlights a lesser-known fact about the service,” Fire Chief Armstrong said. “Content will be packaged so it’s friendly to all ages.”

“We know families are together at home because of the pandemic. Please consider using a portion of this time at home to learn more about KFR, together.”

“Kingston Fire & Rescue is committed to continuous improvement,” Chief Armstrong continued. “We thank every person who helps us realize that mission by taking time to learn more about KFR and share input.”

For more information or to participate in the surveys, visit the City’s GetInvolved website here.

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