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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
Tug boat fire in Chatham
Incident details
Firefighters are dealing with a fire in a storage compartment of a tug boat in dry docks at Chatham Docks. Fire used a themal imaging camera to identify the seat of fire within a contained compartment of the boat. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used cold-cutting fire-fighting equipment and compressed air foam to penetrate the compartment and extinguish the fire. Crews remain on the scene, along with a fire launch, cutting away and damping down remaining hotspots. There were no reported injures. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Start date and time
01/10/2018 13:41
Stop date and time
01/10/2018 17:24
Gillingham Gate Road
Chatham
Medway
ME4
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - Coldcut firefighting system
  • Firefighting - Compressed air foam system (CAFs)
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Special and Support vehicles
  • Water safety unit
  • Fire launch
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