Preparing for emergencies
Preparing for emergencies is at the very heart
of our business and is something that Kent Fire and Rescue Service
is well rehearsed in.
Working with other emergency services, local authorities and
other key organisations that have a role to play in an emergency
has also been an integral part of our planning process to ensure an
understanding of each others role during a major incident.
The responsibility for preparing for emergencies within Kent
Fire and Rescue Service lies with the Emergency Planning and
Contingency team who work from our Headquarters in Tovil,
Maidstone, under Director Operations, Steve Demetriou.
We work with other departments and local agencies to ensure the
safety and wellbeing of the people of Kent and Medway. KFRS is also
a member of the Kent Resilience Forum.
Emergency planning is at the heart of the civil protection duty
placed on Category 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act
The Act sets out to reinforce the existing emergency planning
arrangements but with the introduction of six new statutory duties
brings about new challenges to all those organisations to which the