The 24 hour strike is now over. Last night fighters dealt with a chimney fire in a thatched cottage in Stourmouth. They used special chimney equipment to get the fire under control. Other calls included dealing with a rubbish fire in Broadstairs and a car alight in Maidstone. KFRS would like to thank local people for heeding safety advice.
There have been a number of calls and incidents during this evening's strike. Firefighters were called to an RTC on Borough Green Road, Wrotham where they released a woman who was trapped by her injuries. Crews have also attended a car alight in Longfield, New Barn, a chimney fire in Tenterden, rubbish alight in Swanley and a motorcycle alight in Sittingbourne.
The strike ends at 7am on 26 February
During the strike today KFRS attended an RTC in Green Lane, Egerton where a van was on its side. Hydraulic rescue equipment was used to release a man who was trapped inside. He was passed to the care of SECAmb.
We also released a child whose leg was caught in a cot in Tunbridge Wells, while other calls included an outdoor fire in Folkestone and a number of automatic fire alarms.
KFRS is urging people to take extra care on the roads tonight, check your smoke alarm and unplug any unnecessary electrical items before you go to bed. The strike ends at 7am on 26 February.
There has been a relatively low level of activity so far during the 24 hour strike that began today at 7am. A KFRS crew made the scene safe after a lorry that struck telephone cables and roadside signs in London Road, Riverhead, leaving them in a dangerous position. We have also had calls about a gas leak and a number of automatic fire alarms.
KFRS are urging people to take extra safety precautions and drive safety. The strike ends at 7am on 26 February.
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