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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
Bedroom fire thought to be caused by faulty charger
Incident details
A faulty charger is thought to be the cause of a fire in a bedroom in Roper Close, Park Wood, Gillingham, that led to a teenage girl needing an ambulance. Firefighters were called to the two-storey house after a smoke detector raised the alarm. Crews wearing breathing apparatus tackled a fire on the first floor using a hose reel and a main jet. All occupants were accounted for and a teenage girl was given oxygen therapy before being passed to the care of an ambulance crew. Crews used thermal imaging cameras to check the fire was completely out and a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke from the property. A Red Cross support vehicle also attended the scene to offer assistance to the occupants following the fire.
Start date and time
30/03/2015 23:06
Stop date and time
30/03/2015 00:59
Roper Close
Gillingham
Medway
ME8 9QX
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
3
Equipment
Main jet,Hose reel jet,Breathing apparatus,Positive pressure ventilation fan,Thermal imaging camera
Partner agencies
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • British Red Cross
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