Kingston Fire & Rescue Accreditation

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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.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Complete this 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 Centre for Public Safety Excellence for consideration.

    Time required to complete the survey: 10 minutes or less

    Survey closes: May 12, 2021 at 4 p.m.

    Take Survey
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Page published: 19 April 2021, 16:00