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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
Duck rescue in Swanley
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to rescue five ducklings who had got themselves into a bit of a flap. 
 
Crews arrived in one fire engine and used ladders to reach the baby ducks, who were stuck inside a chimney at a property in Hawthorn Park, Swanley, where their mother had made a nest. 
 
The fluffy offspring where lifted out of the chimney and carried safely to the ground, where they were reunited with their mum. 
 
The feathered family was passed into the care of the RSPCA, before they are relocated to their new home at a nearby lake.
Start date and time
29/04/2020 09:24
Stop date and time
29/04/2020 10:18
Number of fire engines
1
Equipment
  • Access - Ladder - 13.5m
  • Access - Ladder - short extension
Partner agencies
  • RSPCA
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