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Kent Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for delivering fire and rescue services to more than 1.7 million people in Kent.

With 55 fire stations and 1,700 operational members of staff, Kent Fire and Rescue Service has a fleet of more than 76 fire engines and other operational vehicles, including pumps, rescue pump ladders and turntable ladders.

Every year firefighters deal with around 20,000 incidents. These include nearly 1,000 road crashes, around 700 house fires, over 100 animal rescues as well as other rescues including flooding incidents.

KFRS tackle a large fire in a row of homes

With more than 400km (250 miles) of motorway and major trunk roads, we are used to dealing with a huge range of hazardous and dangerous incidents every day.

Firefighters carry out casualty rescues following a road crash

More than 225km (139 miles) of coastline, inland waterways and the busiest sea channel in the world means we work closely with HM Coastguard and the Royal Air Force when called upon to deal with off-shore ship fires and rescues. Firefighters also get called upon to help with many smaller incidents on our inland waterways and the Thames Estuary. The White Cliffs at Dover present their own unique challenge each time the service's techncial rope rescue team is called out to pluck people to safety.Firefighters practice a casualty rescue on the water

Kent also has a diverse range of industries including paper-making factories, processing plants, nuclear power generators and other potentially hazardous businesses.

Firefighters tackle a blaze at a furniture warehouse in Lyminge, near Folkestone

Find out more about the equipment and techniques we use to help make Kent and Medway safer

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Objective: We are committed to reducing road accidents, deaths and injuries