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