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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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Dr. Moore updates City Council on healthcare capacity, COVID-19 vaccines and more

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore addressed City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 to provide an update on COVID-19 in the area. He said Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is working with Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) to plan the distribution of the Moderna

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OPP to use emergency location finding app

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has announced that, as of Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, they will be using the mobile application what3words in their Provincial Communications Centres (PCCs). In an emergency situation, if a caller contacts an OPP PCC and doesn’t know where they are, the app will help call-takers

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Emergency responders encourage use of emergency location finding app

Local first responders are urging residents to download an app that could be essential in emergency situations where an exact location is unknown. Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR), Kingston Central Ambulance Communications Centre, and Kingston Police are encouraging Kingston residents to use the what3words app, a free and “potentially life-saving

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Local firefighters mark 19 years since 9/11

There are few events that those the world over recall unfolding as though they happened just yesterday, but for thousands, 9/11 marks exactly such a date. Often referred to as the deadliest terror attack in human history, September 11, 2001 – or 9/11 – took the lives of 2,977 people,

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Ceremony honours local police officer, Hero of the Year Award recipient

A crowd gathered Monday afternoon at the outdoor ampitheatre behind City Hall to celebrate the bravery of Kingston Police Constable Fil Wisniak. Const. Wisniak received a Police Association Of Ontario’s (PAO) 2020 Police Services Hero of the Year Award for his life-saving actions during a fatal stabbing incident in Kingston

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Kingston Police announce partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada

Kingston Police announced today have partnered with one of the nation’s largest charities providing mental health programs to veterans, first responders, and their families. At a press conference held at Kingston Police Headquarters, the local police proudly announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC). This

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Local artists, musicians, first responders come together to create music video with a message

“It’s very difficult for first responders to ask for help. We’re so used to being the ones who people go to.” This is how Maria Constandinou describes the meaning and reason behind her song, 10-4, which was just recently released as a music video and features a number of local

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Patrick Pidgeon Memorial Fundraiser aims to support first responders

He was a volunteer firefighter, a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, and a correctional officer. He was a husband, a father, a friend, and a colleague. In short, Patrick Pidgeon was a hero, who died doing what had become his vocation: helping others in times of need. On July

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Training exercise allows multiple first responders to ‘train as they play’

One week ago, Kingston and the area experienced weather similar to that we have today – a lot of rain – but that didn’t stop the multi-jurisdictional emergency response training scheduled to take place on the St. Lawrence River. On Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marine

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Kingston athletes to compete for Canada at 2019 Warrior Games in Tampa

  Three athletes from Kingston will be representing Canada at the 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games from Friday, June 21, 2019 to Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Tampa Bay, Florida. Created in 2010, the Warrior Games were designed to introduce wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans

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