The City of Kingston’s new Open Air Fires Bylaw – requiring all residents to obtain a permit prior to having an outdoor fire – takes effect On April 19. The Open Air Fires permit will be free to applicants who read the open air fire regulations to obtain it.
A new webpage will also be launched by the City on April 19 that outlines the regulations and provides directions on how to apply for a free Open Air Fires Permit.
In a release, Chief Fire Prevention Officer Ted Posadowski described the application process as “quick, easy, and informative”. Anyone not able to submit their application online will be able to call Kingston Fire and Rescue’s (KFR) Fire Prevention Division for assistance at 613-548-4001 ext. 5123.
Introduced to help ensure public safety, the Open Air Fires Bylaw was developed based on best practices and extensive engagement with the community and key stakeholders.
The Bylaw was well received by City Council – who commended the fire department for its thorough community engagement and the Bylaw’s recognition of Kingston’s rural and urban landscape – at a regular meeting held on March 23 and received its final reading April 6.