What we do
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for delivering fire and rescue services to more than 1.8 million people in Kent.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service serves the people of Kent and Medway. We work hard to keep local people, visitors and businesses safe.
As well as fires the Service deals with a wide range of incidents ranging from road crashes to floods, cliff rescues to chemical spills.
Kent and Medway has a number of unique challenges. With more than 400km (250 miles) of motorway and major trunk roads, we are used to dealing with a huge range of hazardous and dangerous incidents. The county also has more than 225km (139 miles) of coastline, inland waterways and the busiest sea channel in the world means we work closely with HM Coastguard and the Royal Air Force when called upon to deal with off-shore ship fires and rescues. Firefighters also get called upon to help with many smaller incidents on our inland waterways and the Thames Estuary and cliff rescues around the county. Kent also has a diverse range of industries including factories, processing plants, nuclear power generators and other potentially hazardous businesses.
We also aim to provide local people and businesses with the information and support they need to keep themselves, their homes and premises safe. We have a schools education team that works with thousands of young people each year, an innovative Road Safety Experience Centre, and a specialist team providing Safe and Well visits to vulnerable people in their own homes.
While for local businesses, our staff offer support, education and advice to help local firms make plans to stay safe from fire and in business.