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Kingston Fire and Rescue looks to become nationally accredited

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

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Over 400 City of Kingston-paid employees named to annual ‘Sunshine List’

A dozen people employed through the City of Kingston brought home over $170,000 in salary for the 2020 year, according to the provincial government. On Friday, Mar. 19, 2021, the Government of Ontario published its annual public sector salary disclosure – the so-called Sunshine List of those public sector employees

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COVID-19 and first responders: How the pandemic has impacted Kingston’s emergency services

Stay-at-home orders, arrows on the floors of business, lineups outside grocery stores – one need only look around to see the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and changed a lot of things. But some of the impacts aren’t seen by the majority of citizens – the work and lives of our

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Volunteer community members to help out with emergency management

Community volunteers who have undergone required training and security checks will be allowed to provide assistance during emergency events, thanks to a signed agreement between the City of Kingston and the United Way of Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington (KFL&A). “This agreement formalizes the long-standing relationship between the City and

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Kingston Fire Rescue names Melanie Jones as new Deputy Chief

Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) has announced Melanie Jones as its newest Deputy Fire Chief. “We are thrilled to have such a quality candidate and leader to fill this role,” Chief Shawn Armstrong said in a press release on Tuesday, Jul. 14, 2020. “Jones’ years of diverse experience, passion for

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City, Kingston Frontenac Public Library partner to offer cool down locations

The City of Kingston and Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) are working in partnership to provide “Cool Down” locations for residents throughout the summer. According to a press release from the City of Kingston, three locations will be open to the public to offer places for residents to cool down.

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Local first responders pay tribute to those lost in NS shootings

To pay tribute to fallen Nova Scotia RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson and all those lost in the mass shooting on April 18 and 19, 2020, local first responders held a moment of silence outside the Kingston RCMP detachment. “Our thoughts are with Nova Scotians as they mourn the devastating tragedy

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Frontenac Paramedics establish base at Woodbine Fire Station

Frontenac Paramedics will now have paramedic base at Woodbine Road Fire Station in Kingston’s West end. The paramedics will join Kingston Fire and Rescue at the station, thanks to a new property lease arrangement between the City of Kingston and the County of Frontenac, which is responsible for overseeing Frontenac

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