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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, South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Martime and Coastguard Agency 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.

Family led to safety from smoke-filled property
Incident details
Firefighters were called to reports of smoke in a property in Mercer Close, Paddock Wood. Fire and rescue control operators gave advice over the phone to help keep the caller and other occupants safe. 
Upon arrival, firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to quickly determine there was a fire in an electrical intake box and dealt with it using a hose reel jet and dry powder extinguisher. Other members of the crew wearing breathing apparatus escorted the occupants (two adults, two young children) to safety. 
Crews then checked neighbouring properties for signs of fire spread, gave fire safety advice and worked with UK Power Networks electrical safety engineers to make the scene safe. 
There were no reported injuries.
Start date and time
09/12/2014 00:21
Stop date and time
09/12/2014 01:46
Number of fire engines
  • Hose reel jet (*)
  • Breathing apparatus (*)
  • Fire extinguisher (*)
  • Small tools (*)
  • Thermal imaging camera (*)
  • (*) - Answer no longer available
Partner agencies
  • Electrical safety engineer (UK Power Networks)
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
Other partner agencies
Orbit South Housing
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