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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
Industrial building fire - Chatham docks
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire in a large industrial building on the Chatham docks. Ten fire engines, as well as specialist units including a high volume pump and height vehicle, have been used to tackle the fire. Crews have used multiple ground monitors to attack the fire with vast quantities of water at ground level alongside using the height vehicle to fight the fire from above. 
 
Area Manager Lee Rose said “Crews have worked hard in surrounding the fire and are working to extinguish the fire using the resources at our disposal” 
 
As crews continue to tackle this fire the message to local residents remains to keep windows and doors closed due to the smoke in the air. 
 
Images from this incident can be seen at https://flic.kr/s/aHskVwztAD 
 
 
Update: 09:45 - Crews wearing breathing apparatus are now tackling the fire, using positive pressure ventilation fans to clear smoke
Start date and time
21/05/2017 03:00
Stop date and time
21/05/2017 21:51
Chatham Docks
Saint Mary's Island
Medway
ME4
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
10
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Ground monitor
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Water - hydrant supply
  • Water - Submersible pump
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Command support unit
  • Technical rescue unit
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle (drone)
  • High volume pump (HVP)
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