We run numerous campaigns throughout the year to help protect and educate people across the county. From staying warm in winter and preventing grass fires in summer, to smoke alarm testing and kitchen safety all year round, we cover a variety of topics to help keep the people of Kent and Medway safe.
To make sure our campaigns meet the needs of everyone we serve, we carry out research and also work with our customers. This enables us to identify and provide the best information to help keep everyone safe, especially those most at risk.
Smoke is No Joke
When a fire starts, smoke and flames can spread rapidly. To help keep your family safe and reduce damage on your home, the message of our newest campaign is to close internal doors before you out or go to sleep.
Hook it, Don't Cook it
To help reduce the number of accidental kitchen fires across the county, we've created a campaign called ‘Hook it, Don’t Cook it’ which has one clear and simple message – keep your hob clear to keep your family safe.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service wants to help you to save money safely when cutting costs in response to the rising cost of living. That's why we've created a Save Safely campaign to share our money saving tips while helping to keep you safe and reduce your fire risk.
Be a FireStopper
In a bid to crackdown on acts of arson across Kent and Medway, we have joined the national initiative, FireStoppers, inviting local people to join in the anonymous fight against deadly fire setting.
Home safety gets a ten from Len
Former Strictly Come Dancing head judge and Kent resident, Len Goodman, teamed up with Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) to help spread the word about its free home fire safety visits.
Grass fire prevention
Grass, crop and woodland fires can have a devastating impact, injuring or killing wildlife, destroying property and livelihoods, and even putting people’s lives at risk.
Smoke Outside, Feel Safer Inside
Despite the number of people smoking in the UK falling, Kent is seeing a continuous trend in the number of property fires linked to smoking – with fire crews tackling the equivalent of one smoking related fire every single week.
We know this is a really hard time for everyone, so for however long the Covid-19 situation goes on for, we’ll be sharing lots of fun and useful stuff on this page, and on our social media channels, to make you smile, keep you entertained, keep you safe and well, and remind everyone that we’re all in this together.
What the duck's this all about?
‘Got ducked, fell in' is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of being drunk or on drugs near water. It also sets out to highlight what safety equipment is in place at high risk locations, such as life rings or throw lines.
Stay safe and warm this winter
Stay safe and keep warm this winter. Learn about keeping warm, getting financial support, looking after yourself and staying safe in your home and remember the most important thing you can do is make sure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home.
Learn with the Byrnes family
The Byrnes family was developed to help youngsters understand safety at home, on the road, around water and outdoors. The concept was created following extensive research into pioneering techniques into behaviour change, which has helped KFRS develop the new ‘family safety’ product.
Clean sweep alert
Does your home have a chimney? If it does, it’s important to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe as well as warm! One of the ways you can do this is by signing up for our CLEAN SWEEP alert. Let’s make a CLEAN SWEEP!
Rubbish bin not emptied? A minor inconvenience. House burns down? If a refuse truck can’t get down the road, neither can a fire engine at a time when you might really need it to. Just a small delay could result in unimaginable consequences.