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Efforts Continue to Ensure Safety of Residents at Fairfield Manor

September 5, 2018 -

Kingston Fire and Rescue continues to monitor the safety of residents at the privately owned Fairfield Manor east location.

The department is working closely with the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and Public Health to ensure that health care needs of residents are met, and associated staff required at the retirement home are on site. It has been confirmed that food services, at the privately owned facility, are in place.

"We continue to lack confidence in the owner's ability to maintain required staffing resources for safe occupancy of the vulnerable residents," says deputy chief Kevin Donaldson.

Over the weekend Kingston Fire and Rescue issued a ‘notice to vacate' Fairfield's west location following concerns about the safety of residents there.

Since last week, the LHIN has been making efforts to assist residents in finding other living arrangements. The remaining nine people at the west site were successfully relocated. Approximately 23 remain at the facility's east location.

On Friday, the owner of Fairfield Manor Retirement Residence was charged for failing to comply with Ontario Fire Code fire safety regulations for residents who are vulnerable occupants.

Fire inspectors continue to work with the private owner to ensure compliance with legislative requirements under the Ontario Fire Code.

"We are working closely with the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office to ensure continued and sustained fire safety of all occupants," added Donaldson.