Welcome to Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority’s consultation on risks in our communities and the resultant strategic challenges we believe we should focus on in the next four years between 2024 and 2028. We are a forward thinking, modern fire and rescue service with a long and proud history. Together with you, our customers, we are creating a safer future for Kent and Medway.

We spend your Council Tax on delivering a range of services to help keep you and your family safe. We want your views and consent in relation to how we design those services, together. By helping us understand your needs and concerns, it will help us deliver our services to you even more effectively.

This year marks our 75th anniversary. As we reflect on the past 75 years, what is striking is just how much has changed in terms of the variety of ways in which we help our customers, the types of incidents we attend and the risks we plan for.

We cannot predict the future, but we want to be as prepared as we can be to meet the new and changing risks you face.

Please help us to help you by giving your views in this consultation.

Thank you.

Nick Chard
Chair of Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority
October 2023