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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.

Incident
Crash on M20, near J8 for Hollingbourne, Maidstone
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a crash involving two lorries and a truck on the M20 London-bound, near to Junction 8 for Hollingbourne, Maidstone. 
 
Four fire engines and the Technical Rescue Unit were sent to the scene, and crews used cutting equipment to release one casualty, who was passed into the care of paramedics. 
 
SECAmb, Kent Police and the air ambulance also attended.
Start date and time
10/02/2021 13:04
Stop date and time
10/02/2021 14:17
Location of incident
M20, J8 for Hollingbourne, Maidstone
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Rescue - Jaws of life/hyrdraulic spreaders/rams/cutting tools
  • Rescue - Vehicle stabilisation blocks (*)
  • chocks and braces (*)
  • Rescue - Heavy rescue equipment (breaching/breaking)
  • (*) - Answer no longer available
Special and Support vehicles
  • Technical rescue unit
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • HEMS - Kent Air Ambulance
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