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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
Car containing casualty winched to safety after leaving the road - Swanscombe
Incident details
A man believed to be in his sixties was rescued by firefighters using winches and hydraulic cutting gear after his vehicle left the carriageway on London Road, Swanscombe, and ended up 15m into a ditch. 
 
Crews using safe access equipment stabilised the vehicle and gave first aid to the casualty before creating space for paramedics to gain access. The casualty was then transferred to a waiting ambulance for further treatment. 
 
Two other casualties were not trapped.
Start date and time
05/02/2015 22:46
Stop date and time
05/02/2015 23:35
London Road
Swanscombe
Kent
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
3
Equipment
Hydraulic rescue equipment,Small tools,First aid kit,Vehicle stabilisation blocks
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
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