Kingston Fire & Rescue Accreditation

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

KFR accreditation banner


Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) is furthering its commitment to the evaluation and improvement of its services by pursuing accreditation through the Centre for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). If successful, KFR will become one of just 10 Canadian departments accredited by the CPSE.

Get Involved

Help KFR understand your priorities– and how it can better serve you.

  • Learn about KFR’s emergency services, programs and performance metrics.
  • Complete a brief survey to inform KFR’s way forward. Your input is foundational and will help the department identify strengths, areas for improvement, and shape the strategic plan it will submit to the CPSE

KFR accreditation banner


Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) is furthering its commitment to the evaluation and improvement of its services by pursuing accreditation through the Centre for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). If successful, KFR will become one of just 10 Canadian departments accredited by the CPSE.

Get Involved

Help KFR understand your priorities– and how it can better serve you.

  • Learn about KFR’s emergency services, programs and performance metrics.
  • Complete a brief survey to inform KFR’s way forward. Your input is foundational and will help the department identify strengths, areas for improvement, and shape the strategic plan it will submit to the CPSE for consideration.

About accreditation

Accreditation is about striving for excellence. “Agencies become accredited after peer review of their accreditation documents, completion of an onsite assessment, and participation in a public hearing before the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Accreditation is valid for five years.”

Accreditation would achieve the following:

  • Formalize KFR’s process for measuring, reviewing, and acting on the data it collects to continuously improve response times, emergency services, fire prevention, education, inspections and more.
  • Establish a ‘Standards of Cover’ document that allows KFR to balance risk and resource availability in an ultimate effort to save lives and limit property damage.
  • Commit to an annual peer review of its performance.


  • Learn more about KFR

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    supporting image


    Many people are familiar with Kingston Fire & Rescue's frontline staff. But what about the individuals working behind the scenes?

    Learn more about KFR's seven divisions, and the work they're doing to make Kingston a safe and thriving community. Explore resources available under Related Documents and Links, in the right sidebar.





    The brown graphic with orange splashing, reads: Kingston Fire & Rescue. Seven divisions. One team.

    [Flame icon] Fire prevention division: educate inspect, investigate.

    [Firetruck icon] Firefighting division: firefighting, emergency response, technical rescue.

    [Icon of cogs] Mechanical division: helping support a safe and reliable response.

    [Megaphone icon] Communications division: connecting those in need with first responders.

    [Hat icon] Training divisions: building the skillsets to serve the community.

    [Firefighter icon] Emergency management division: keeping Kingston safe through preparedness

    [Hierarchy icon] Administration division: supporting, managing, and evaluating department operations.

    Learn more about each division, and Kingston Fire & Rescue's services by reviewing the resource and link section, located in the right column of the page.



Page published: 19 April 2021, 16:00