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Emergency Medical Treatment

Kingston has two hospital emergency rooms that treat people with medical emergencies.

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Fire & Rescue

Kingston Fire and Rescue is responsible for fighting fires in the Kingston area. The city has 10 fire stations that are staffed 24 hours a day by a crew of firefighters.

To report a fire, call 9-1-1 and remain on the line to answer questions from the operator. You can ask for service in your own language by speaking the name in English. The 9-1-1 operators will find an interpreter who speaks your language.

Homes and apartments must be equipped with smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors on every level. The batteries should be changed once a year.

If a fire breaks out in your home, it's important to get everyone out of the house as quickly as possible. Fire officials will inspect your home at no charge and provide tips on how to reduce the risk of fire.

For More Information

How can I get help in an emergency?
How to use the free 9-1-1 emergency response number to report a fire, save a life, contact the police, or any other emergency situation. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Fire and Rescue Services
The role of Kingston Fire and Rescue Services is to educate the public about fire prevention, carry out fire inspections and investigations, and respond to fires.

City of Kingston’s Emergency Services
Information on various types of emergencies — utilities disruption, extreme weather, fire, hazardous materials, human health — how the city is planning for them, how you can plan for them, and a list of who to call in case of emergency. Also includes information on personal and family (household) emergency preparedness, such as evacuation plans, go bags, etc., and a downloadable Get Ready Kingston guide.

Fire Safety & Prevention
Information and frequently asked questions (FAQs) on home, outdoor, and personal fire safety, including a video on woodstove installation and safety. Also information on power outage safety and safety equipment and planning information.

Open Air Burning
The Ontario Fire Code prohibits all open-air burning except for small confined cooking fires and those that have received special authorization. Information and details on regulations, bans, penalties, and special permits in Kingston.

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