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Fire station in Ash-cum-Ridley - now recruiting

The new station at Ash-cum-Ridley is now complete. Kent Fire and Rescue Service are recruiting people who live within five minutes of the new station and to work part time as on-call firefighters.

Ash-cum-Ridley fire station

Better emergency cover for this area

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) spent three years looking in enormous detail at the emergency response needs of the county. We found that in some areas of the county, there were more fire stations than we need, usually due to historic reasons rather than modern day demand. Other areas needed increased emergency cover and the New Ash Green area is one of these. All of our data shows that the New Ash Green area is the right location for a new station, and we already own a very suitable site.

Information about the new station

We have built an on-call station with a single fire engine. On-call fire stations operate by calling firefighters in when needed to pick up the engine and attend an incident. When this happens we will do our utmost to ensure there is as little disturbance as possible e.g. engines would generally not use their sirens as they leave the station.

Job opportunities

There will be job opportunities for on-call firefighters, and we are currently going through the recruitment process with a number of local people.

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