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  • The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) continues to advise persons to exercise care as the Kingston Metropolitan Region experiences smoke condition, resulting from the Riverton City Fire.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) continues to advise persons to exercise care as the Kingston Metropolitan Region experiences smoke condition, resulting from the Riverton City Fire. The Agency will continue to mobilize resources as part of the response operation

Agency Updates

  • Health

o The team from the Ministry of Health continues to monitor activities across the worse affected areas

o Hospitals and Health Centers in the Kingston Metropolitan Area continue to offer extended weekend operations to respond effectively to onset of respiratory or associated health situations

  • Fire fighting

o The JFB team is maintaining a 24-hour operation at the Riverton City Dump.

  • Security

o A joint JCF/JDF presence remains on the ground to:

    • Ensure security of the operational personnel
    • Prevent unauthorized access to the facility
    • Monitor vehicle and pedestrian traffic in and around the area