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Kingston Fire & Rescue hosts Community Day for United Way

KINGSTON, ONT./Sept. 12, 2017 – Experience what it is like to put out a car fire, ride a fire truck or take the Firefit Challenge at Kingston Fire & Rescue’s Community Day for the United Way.  It’s 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Regional Training Centre at 3 Terry Fox Dr. (just south of Highway 401 at Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard).

For a $10 donation to the United Way of KFL&A ($20 for the family), you can enjoy all the day’s activities, including meeting Sparky.  Kingston Fire & Rescue will be holding a barbecue and a food truck will also be on site.

“This is an active, fun and educational day out for kids of all ages. Last year we raised $2,200 in cool, wet weather and we are aiming to improve on that this year,” says Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong.  “Once again, I challenge Kingston’s strongest residents to come try the Firefit Challenge – it’s the toughest two minutes in sport!”

Armstrong notes that businesses are also invited to participate in the Corporate Firefit Challenge to take place that same day.

Businesses:  This year, you get a chance to sign up for a unique, exclusive teambuilding opportunity through the Firefit Challenge. Find competition details and register your team of three to six people to participate by Sept. 20 for $150 donation by searching “United Way Community Day Kingston” on Eventbrite.

Here’s what’s going on:

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Put out a car fire
  • Tours of the training tower
  • Antique Fire Truck Display
  • Sparky and truck photos
  • Junior Fire Challenge (kids)
  • BBQ and Smokin Carnivore Food Truck

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  – Drive in a fire truck

11 a.m. – Firefit Challenge demonstration

11:30 a.m. – Corporate Firefit Challenge – the toughest two minutes in sport!

1 p.m. – Burn cell demonstration (sprinklered vs. unsprinklered)

1:30 p.m. – Participate in the Firefit Challenge

Donations will benefit the 75,000 Kingstonians who use a United Way-funded agency.

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. 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 <http://www.CityofKingston.ca> and join the conversation on social media.

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