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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
Margate kitchen fire
Incident details
Fire crews were called to a kitchen fire in Buckingham Road, Margate at 3.05am. Two fire engines attended and were supported at the scene by Kent Fire and Rescue Service's volunteer response team. 
 
Crews were delayed getting to the incident due to parked vehicles in the road but went on foot to the terraced property to find that a woman, thought to be in her 60's, was still inside the property. 
 
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus carried out a snatch rescue and gave oxygen to the woman and her son before handing them into the care of South East Coast Ambulance Service. The pair were checked over at the scene but were not taken to hospital. 
 
Crews used a high pressure hose reel, main jet, positive pressure ventilation fan and thermal imaging cameras to tackle the blaze, which destroyed the living room and caused 20 per cent damage to the kitchen. 
 
The fire is believed to have started in a toaster but had spread via soft furnishings in the property. 
 
Start date and time
03/12/2017 03:05
Stop date and time
03/12/2017 03:32
Buckingham Road
Kent
CT9
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • Medical - First aid kit
  • Medical - Oxygen therapy
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Access - Small tools
  • Support - Thermal imaging camera
  • Support - Lighting
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • Electrical safety engineer (UK Power Networks)
  • KFRS Volunteer Response Team
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