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null “Get Ready” During Emergency Preparedness Week

May 6, 2013 -

This is Emergency Preparedness Week and the City is reminding residents of the importance of being prepared to respond to an emergency. Kingston Fire & Rescue is marking the week by launching its Facebook page and Twitter feed (see details below).


Ready yourself and your family for an emergency by taking these simple steps:

  • Understand Kingston's risks and hazards: extreme weather, utility disruptions, fire, hazardous materials spills and human health emergencies.
  • Create and practice a household disaster plan with household members to prepare for what to do, how to find each other and how to communicate in an emergency.
  • Assembling a Household Emergency Supply Kit which will allow you and your family to shelter-in-place in the event of an emergency.
  • Assembling a Go Bag. A Go Bag includes everything you will need if it is necessary to evacuate in an emergency.
  • Know where to get emergency information. During an emergency it is important that you understand what to do and how to respond. Listen to the radio, television and www.cityofkingston.ca for instructions from local emergency response officials.


For a copy of Get Ready Kingston a Personal Preparedness Guide and more details on how to prepare your household for an emergency – go to www.CityofKingston.ca/emergency.


Kingston Fire & Rescue Launch Facebook Page and Twitter Feed

"Being aware of hazards and working to avoid fires and other home emergencies is the best kind of emergency preparedness," says Kingston Fire & Rescue Chief Rhéaume Chaput. "Kingston Fire and Rescue is always looking for more ways to be accessible to the public. It is our hope that social media will allow us to be more approachable and engage with residents."

Kingston Fire & Rescue's new Facebook page (www.facebook.com/KingstonFireandRescue) and Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/KtownFire) have been launched today. These social media tools will offer regular and seasonal fire prevention and other safety messages.




Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116 (cell 613-329-3462). Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.