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Kingston Fire & Rescue opens fire stations to public in aid of Fort McMurray

May 10, 2016 -

Kingston Fire & Rescue opens fire stations to public in aid of Fort McMurray

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11

Where: All Kingston fire stations

Who: Kingston Fire & Rescue firefighters.

What: Kingston Fire & Rescue invites residents to visit their closest fire station on Tuesday and Wednesday night to meet local firefighters, tour fire trucks and make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the victims of the Fort McMurray fire.

Quotes:

"Our hearts go out to those who have had to leave their homes in Fort McMurray – and to those tirelessly fighting the fire. We know Kingstonians are concerned for them and will come out to meet our firefighters and offer a donation," says Mayor Bryan Paterson.

"This is a time to reflect and support our neighbors to the west as they process the loss and the sheer magnitude of the work ahead in order to rebuild their life in and around the communities impacted.  This is one way the City of Kingston can support the effort underway," says Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

Twitter: @CityofKingston

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Media contact: Call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.