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Kingston Fire & Rescue Issues Open Air Burning Ban

Kingston Fire & Rescue has issued the first ban on open air burning this year. The ban comes into effect immediately and applies to all a properties within the City of Kingston until further notice. Assistant Chief Robb Kidd advises that, “This is the earliest ban that has been instituted in recent memory. Last year… Keep Reading

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Norman Rogers Airport Emergency Exercise to Involve 250 Participants

Kingston’s Norman Rogers Airport will be hosting a full-scale live emergency exercise – Exercise “Hot Bird” – to provide first responders, first receivers, and airline and airport personnel with the opportunity to practice their emergency response plans and procedures in the event of an emergency at the City of Kingston’s Norman Rogers Airport. This exercise… Keep Reading

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Kingston Firefighters Fundraising Car Wash this Friday

Kingston Fire & Rescue’s Firefighter Combat Challenge Team is holding a car wash to raise funds for FACE (Firefighters Against Cancer’s Existence and the Combat Challenge Team) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at the Kingston Centre parking lot. Team t-shirts will be on sale for $15 with kids and adult… Keep Reading

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Work to Begin on Fire Department’s Training Tower

Work begins next week to prepare the site of the six-storey training tower that will be a key part of the state-of-the-art Fire Training Centre for Kingston Fire & Rescue being built on Terry Fox Drive. The tower, to be constructed by Wemp & Smith Construction Ltd., is expected to be completed in late fall.… Keep Reading

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Kingston Fire Department Recommends BBQ Safety Tips

Kingston Fire & Rescue recommends taking a few safety precautions to ensure safe grilling on your barbecue. “Everyone enjoys food cooked outdoors on the barbecue” says Tracey LeBlanc, Fire Inspector.  “It’s important to check and clean your propane barbecue according to the manufacturer’s instructions.” Make the following three-step safety check part of your barbecue cleaning… Keep Reading

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Kingston Firefighters to Hold Charity Car Wash

Kingston Fire & Rescue’s Combat Challenge Team is holding a car wash to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Combat Team at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Kingston Centre Parking Lot, at the corner of Bath Road and Sir John A. MacDonald… Keep Reading

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Change Clocks & Batteries This Sunday, March 13

Kingston Fire & Rescue reminds citizens to change smoke alarm batteries and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm batteries when changing clocks back to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 13, 2011. To guarantee alarms will work properly, always install new batteries in detectors and press the ‘test’ button to confirm the devices are operational. Electric (hard… Keep Reading

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Kingston Firefighters to Honour Victims of 9/11 Attack

Kingston Fire & Rescue will be honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack that leveled the World Trade Centre in New York with a moment of silence. Station #4 (at 271 Brock St.) and Station #7 (at 905 Woodbine Rd.) will observe a minute of silence on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 9:59… Keep Reading

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Kingston Firefighters to Defend Title at FireFit Competition

The Kingston Firefighters Combat Challenge team will defend their titles this weekend at the FireFit Canadian National Championships in Brampton. Firefighters Ralph Crouse and Jamie Neadow placed first for the third year in a row in the last tournament, setting a new world record time in the Over 40 age category two person NXG2 race.… Keep Reading

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Napanee Firefighters in Two 401 Crashes – 1 Dead, 12 Injured

Napanee fire department were twice this weekend involved in two separate 401 highway crashes which left one woman dead and twelve others injured. Originally five firefighters were injured in a crash Saturday night near London, Ontario, while on their way back from a competition in Windsor. Family members had traveled to visit them in hospital,… Keep Reading

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