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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
Firefighters tackle houseboat fire near Queenborough
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire on a houseboat at the jetty near First Avenue in Queenborough. On arrival crews found a fire in the living area of the boat. Due to difficult access crews needed the Kent Fire and Rescue Service 6 meter rib to enable greater access to the fire and to be able to tackle the fire from the water side of the vessel using the jet on the rib. A man in his late 50s was rescued from the boat by crews. He was then transferred to the Sheppey Lifeboat before being taken to Sheerness Docks where he was met by paramedics from SECAmb and treated for the effects of breathing in smoke and for severe burns to his face, arms and hands. He was then transferred to hospital. The house boat living area has been left severely damaged by the fire, which was accidental and started in a diesel heater. The houseboat owner was alerted to the fire by his smoke alarm that he’d installed on the boat.
Start date and time
08/12/2015 20:36
Stop date and time
08/12/2015 23:08
Queenborough
Kent
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
Swift water rescue equipment
Special and Support vehicles
  • Water safety unit
Partner agencies
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • HM Coastguard
Other partner agencies
Sheppey Lifeboat
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