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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
Fire crews respond to house fire in Tenterden
Incident details
Fire crews were called to Swain Road, Tenterden shortly before 1am to reports of a fire in a semi-detached property. Firefighters in breathing apparatus used two hose reels, a thermal imaging camera and a positive pressure ventilation fan to tackle the fire, which was contained to the ground floor. 
 
Two fire engines attended the incident, which is believed to have started in an electrical distribution box in a store room on the ground floor. A man and four women were given precautionary checks for smoke inhalation but had managed to get out of their home safely along with their dog. Crews carried out a thermal scan of a neighbouring property to ensure there was no fire spread. 
 
A Red Cross vehicle and the voluntary response team also attended to provide support to the family.
Start date and time
13/12/2017 00:55
Stop date and time
13/12/2017 03:34
Swain Road
Tenterden
Kent
TN30
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • Medical - First aid kit
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Support - Thermal imaging camera
  • Support - Lighting
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • Electrical safety engineer (UK Power Networks)
  • Gas safety engineer
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