Families are invited to take part in Emergency Preparedness Day with a tour of Kingston Fire and Rescue’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), meeting Sparking the fire dog, and enjoy a barbecue and the chance to win some great prizes.
The event takes place on Saturday, May 12 at Kingston Fire & Rescue Headquarters (500 O’Connor Dr. near Princess & Gardiners) between 10am and 2pm.
Take the EOC tour to get a peek behind the scenes at where the City coordinates its actions when responding to emergencies.
Visitors will learn about safety and emergency preparedness and meet Sparky the fire dog.
Why not drop by and say hi to sparky today until 3pm at the training centre (3 Terry Fox Dr) and support the united way. pic.twitter.com/emmqGe9n6h
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— Kingston Fire (@KtownFire) October 22, 2016
Above is Sparky with Kingston Fire and Rescue back in 2016!
There will also be displays from the City’s Emergency Management Services, Kingston Fire & Rescue, Kingston Police, the Canadian Red Cross and a number of other community partners.
Be Prepared for Potential Emergencies
The City of Kingston has a series of resources for you to learn about getting ready for possible emergencies, an emergency kit recommendations to enable you to shelter at home for at least 72 hours or how to put together “Go bags” for family and pets in case you have to evacuate.
Emergencies to prepare for include utility disruptions, extreme weather, fire, hazardous spills and health emergencies.
Check out the City’s Get Ready page for more information.