KFRS have completed a programme of visits to provide reassurance to residents living in high rise properties in Kent and Medway. This has included all residential buildings of six floors or above to carry out routine fire safety inspections and review firefighting plans for each building.
Each visit has been conducted by members of KFRS operational crews, alongside specialists from the community and business safety teams.
KFRS staff have also been offering reassurance to residents in the flats and encouraging them to make sure that they are familiar with fire safety procedures and evacuation plans for their own building. Our community safety team have also been on hand to carry out home safety checks of people’s own homes, as an extra reassurance and have handed out leaflets with safety advice, including in other languages.
Visits to non-residential high rise premises such as offices, hotels and other commercial buildings are being done as part of our normal work.
You can find fire safety advice for anyone living in a high rise property here