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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
Kitchen fire in Gillingham
Incident details
One person was led to safety by crews after a kitchen fire at a home in Gillingham. 
 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a fire at flats in Canterbury Street, where it’s believed a pan of oil had overheated accidentally and caught alight. 
 
Two fire engines attended and firefighters wore breathing apparatus while using main jets and hose reel jets to extinguish the flames, before using a high pressured fan to clear the property of smoke. 
 
The man who was led out of the flats was suffering with suspected smoke inhalation and was passed into the care of SECAmb paramedics. 
 
No other casualties were reported. 
 
Following the incident, crews are reminding people to take extra care in the kitchen and to always keep looking while you’re cooking. If you need to leave the room, make sure to switch off any cooking appliances that are in use and remove any pans from the hob, oven or grill. 
 
Also, remember to have a working smoke alarm on each floor of your home and to test it weekly to ensure it provides early warning in the event of a fire.
Start date and time
11/04/2021 00:50
Stop date and time
11/04/2021 02:20
Location of incident
Canterbury Street, Gillingham
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Partner agencies
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
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