Kingston Fire and Rescue posts ‘notice to vacate’ at Fairfield Manor East retirement residence

Notices to vacate have now been issued for both east and west Fairfield Retirement Residences.
Notices to vacate have now been issued for both east and west Fairfield Retirement Residences.

For the second time this week, Kingston Fire & Rescue has posted a ‘notice to vacate’ at a Fairfield Manor retirement residence, this time at its east end location.
Today’s ‘notice to vacate’ the east location follows Monday’s notice posted by Kingston Fire & Rescue at Fairfield’s west location after concerns were raised about the safety of the residents.
“We have made extraordinary efforts to work with the buildings’ owner to ensure the fire safety for these vulnerable residents without success,” said Deputy Chief Kevin Donaldson in a press release. “Compliance with the Ontario Fire Code remains the responsibility of the owner.”
Kingston Fire & Rescue will remain on site while the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) continues to relocate residents, said the City Of Kingston.
Approximately 23 residents were still residing at the facility’s east location. The LHIN is successfully assisting residents in finding other living arrangements. All nine people remaining at the west site were relocated on the weekend.

Kingston Fire & Rescue continues to work closely with the LHIN and Public Health to ensure that health care needs of residents and associated staff required at the retirement residence are on site until residents are relocated from Fairfield Manor, said the City Of Kingston in a press release.

It has been confirmed that food services at the facility are in place. At times, food had allegedly been brought in by family members of residents, and more recently food service had been provided by staff of Kingsdale Chateau Retirement Residence as well as staff and volunteers of the Salvation Army.

Last Friday, the owner of Fairfield Manor Retirement Residence, Q & Sons Management Inc., was charged for failing to comply with fire safety regulations applicable to buildings containing vulnerable occupants.

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