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Kingston Fire and Rescue posts 'notice to vacate' at Fairfield Manor East Retirement Residence

September 6, 2018

For the second time this week, Kingston Fire and Rescue has posted a ‘notice to vacate' at the privately owned Fairfield Manor Retirement Residence, this time at its east end location. 

"We have made extraordinary efforts to work with the buildings' owner to ensure the fire safety for these vulnerable residents without success," says Deputy Chief Kevin Donaldson. "Compliance with the Ontario Fire Code remains the responsibility of the owner."

Kingston Fire & Rescue will remain on site while the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) continues to relocate residents. 

Approximately 23 residents were residing at the facility's east location. The LHIN is successfully assisting residents in finding other living arrangements. All nine people at the west site were relocated on the weekend.

Kingston Fire & Rescue continues to work closely with the LHIN and Public Health to ensure that health care needs of residents and associated staff required at the retirement residence are on site until residents are relocated from Fairfield Manor. It has been confirmed that food services, at the privately owned facility, remain in place. 

Last Friday, the owner of Fairfield Manor Retirement Residence was charged for failing to comply with fire safety regulations applicable to buildings containing vulnerable occupants.  

Today's ‘notice to vacate' the east location follows Monday's notice posted by Kingston Fire & Rescue at Fairfield's west location after concerns were raised about the safety of the residents.