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Project to connect regional emergency services funding announcement

July 13, 2015 -

When:  10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14

Where:  Kingston Police Headquarters, 705 Division St.

Who:  Gord Brown, MP Leeds – Grenville and Rhéaume Chaput, Kingston Fire Chief

What:  Gord Brown, on behalf of the Hon. Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, will announce federal funding through the Canadian Safety and Security Program for the Kingston Interoperability Safety and Security Project.

The Kingston Interoperability Safety and Security Project will allow radio and data sharing for its city and all mutual-aid partners by connecting the Police, EMS and Fire from Brockville, Bellville and Kingston dispatch. It will also connect Kingston's Emergency Operations Centre and support departments including utilities, transit and public works in emergency operations.  This project will provide true situational awareness in real time to all partners. This automation will be used daily, and in natural or man-made terror conditions, to facilitate timely and effective operational and organizational decision-making, reduce response times, increase first responder safety and save lives.

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. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, media relations officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.