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Kent Fire and Rescue Service attends a range of incidents including fires, road crashes, flooding, rescues from height, mud or confined spaces. It also supports other agencies including Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service on a regular basis.

The incidents shown on this page are just a sample of those which may be of interest to the public and media.

Incident
Residential care home fire in Canterbury
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire involving a two storey building used as a residential care home in Pilgrims Way, Canterbury. Crews arrived to find a fire in a bedroom on the first floor of the property. A team of six staff helped safely evacuate 13 residents to another building in the complex, and the residents were assessed by paramedics. The residents and staff were also supported by the Kent Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer Response Team and Red Cross Volunteers. Firefighters worked hard to contain the fire to the bedroom using breathing apparatus, hose reel jets, a covering jet and a ventilation fan to extinguish the blaze. The cause of the fire isn't known at this stage and an investigation will take place later today. Duty of care of building was left with manager.
Start date and time
17/05/2017 01:15
Stop date and time
17/05/2017 04:42
Pilgrims Way
Kent
CT1
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
3
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • Firefighting - Ground monitor
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Access - Ladder - 7m
  • Water - hydrant supply
  • Support - Thermal imaging camera
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • SECamb Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)
  • British Red Cross
  • Local authority officer
  • KFRS Volunteer Response Team
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