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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
Man suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke after fire in flat - Gillingham
Incident details
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued the occupant of a flat in Balmoral Road, Gillingham, following reports of a fire in a three-storey building. 
 
Crews used a high-pressure hose reel jet to extinguish the flames before clearing smoke and fumes from the premises with a positive pressure ventilation fan. 
 
The casualty was given oxygen therapy for the effects of breathing in smoke before being passed to the care of paramedics for transport to hospital. 
 
There are no other reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire is being investigated.
Start date and time
21/11/2017 21:57
Stop date and time
21/11/2017 23:32
Balmoral Road
Gillingham
Medway
ME7
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
3
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • Medical - Oxygen therapy
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Water - fire engine tank supply
Partner agencies
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • Electrical safety engineer (UK Power Networks)
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