Enjoy Free BBQ and Activities on Emergency Preparedness Day

Published on: 2019/04/30 - in Entertainment

Kingston Fire and Rescue is inviting the community to join them this Saturday, May 4 for Emergency Preparedness Day.

Along with a free barbecue – with donations accepted for the United Way KFL&A – visitors can meet Kingston firefighters and board a fire truck, tour the City’s Emergency Operations Centre, participate in fun activities, learn about emergency preparedness and meet with Sparky the fire dog.

It all takes place this Saturday between 10am and 2pm at Kingston Fire and Rescue’s 500 O’Connor Drive headquarters, near Princess & Gardiners.

“Emergency Preparedness Week is an excellent way to get residents to think about the steps they can take to prepare for an emergency situation,” said Brandi Timpson, the City’s manager of emergency preparedness. “It invites everyone to take ownership of their safety by taking simple steps, like preparing a home emergency kit. The week also highlights some of the ways the City is ready to act in the event of an emergency.”

“When an emergency hits, our lines of communication could become severed. In those instances, it’s key that our residents know how to act,” added Timpson. “We hope everyone will embrace this week by taking action.”

Find out more at the Facebook event page.

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.