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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.

Man rescued after falling down a gully in Folkestone
Incident details
LATEST 11.45am 
The man has been rescued and transferred into the care of paramedics and air ambulance doctors. 
UPDATE 10am 
Emergency services are at the scene of an incident where a man has fallen approximately 20 feet down a gully behind the shops in Sandgate Road, Folkestone. Kent Fire and Rescue Service's line rescue unit and technical rescue unit are in attendance, alongside Kent Police, SECAMB and SECAMB's HART unit and the air ambulance. It's not known how the man fell into the gully but a paramedic is being lowered down to where the man is to be able to assess the extent of his injuries.
Start date and time
20/01/2019 09:06
Stop date and time
20/01/2019 11:30
Emergency services at scene of rescue in Folkestone
Sandgate Road
CT20 2AA
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
Special and Support vehicles
  • Technical rescue unit
  • Rope rescue unit
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • HEMS - Kent Air Ambulance
  • HEMS - Doctors/paramedics
  • SECamb Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)
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