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Property managers urged to prepare for emergencies

February 2, 2016 -

Property managers: are you ready for emergencies?

 "A Prepared Property Management Sector Creates Resilient Communities" offers property managers, superintendents and emergency or safety managers a close-up look at the risks and their potential impact on your operations.  

The session runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 at the INVISTA Centre and will feature presentations by the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM), Resilient Communities Ontario and the City of Kingston. Register to attend for $30 at www.oaem.ca (look for "Mar 22" under "Upcoming Events").

"Preparing for possible emergencies, such as an ice storm or fire, can help you reduce property damage and get your residences or businesses operating as usual more quickly and cost-effectively," says Scott Davis, community emergency management coordinator with the City of Kingston.

He is one of three featured presenters at the session and will speak to the risks and hazards facing Kingston and area and how to prepare for them. Jude Kelly, communications & public education officer for the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal & Emergency Management, will present on alerting tools and the need to distribute timely information during an emergency.  

Jason D. Reid, chair of Resilient Communities Ontario's Fire & Emergency Management Committee, will review fire and evacuation best practices in Ontario, trends in high-rise emergencies and challenges to prepare to enhance public safety.

"These series of educational events across the province will directly benefit the community and enhance public/private sector partnerships – before an emergency," says Reid.

For more information on the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers and to register, go to www.oaem.ca.

For more information on Resilient Communities Ontario, go to www.resilientcommunitiesontario.ca

To help prepare for potential emergencies facing Kingston, go to www.CityofKingston.ca/emergency

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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. 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.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.