Kent Fire and Rescue Service


Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Kent Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service for the county of Kent covering a geographical area south of London, to the coast and including major shipping routes via the Thames and Medway rivers. The total coastline covered is 225km (139 miles); it has 66 fire stations, and 13 district fire safety offices. The FRS provides emergency cover to a population of 1.5 million. [ [http://www.kent.fire-uk.org/Home/About_KFRS/About_KFRS.html Kent Fire and Rescue Service: about us (accessed 16 Jan 07)] ]

The area meets the boundaries of the London Fire Brigade to the north of the county, Surrey to the north west and East Sussex to the south west of Kent.

Fire Stations

Kent Fire and Rescue operates 66 fire stations, 14 of which are crewed day and night (wholetime), 9 day crewed (Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00, Saturday and Sunday 0900 - 1300)) and the remainder are crewed by retained firefighters who live near to their fire station and can arrive there within five minutes of a call being received.

Kent Wholetime and Day Crewed

* South Division: (S11) Ashford "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Prime Mover and ISU, Water Foam Carrier, Reserve Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Reserve Prime Mover and ISU)", (S65) Larkfield "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Water Foam Carrier, Water Safety Unit, Boat)", (S60) Maidstone "(Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Water Tender, Aerial Appliance, Reserve Water Tender Rescue Ladder)", (S68) Sevenoaks "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder)", (S72) Tonbridge "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Water Management Unit)", (S74) Tunbridge Wells "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Hydraulic Aerial Platform, Reserve Water Tender)"

* North Division: (N30) Dartford "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Fogging Unit)", (N84) Faversham "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Water Management Unit, Animal Rescue Unit, Reserve Water Tender)", (N43) Medway "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Aerial Platform, Reserve Water Tender)", (N48) Sheppey "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Water Safety Unit, Boat, Reserve Water Tender Rescue Ladder)", (N45) Sittingbourne "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Prime Mover, Reserve Water Tender Rescue Ladder)", (N39) Strood "(Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Water Safety Unit, Prime Mover)", (N35) Thames-side (near Gravesend/Northfleet) "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Reserve Water Tender, Reserve Water Tender Ladder)"

* East Division: (E80) Canterbury "(Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Aerial Platform, Reserve Water Tender Rescue Ladder)", (E91) Deal "(Two Water Tenders, Line Rescue Unit, Water Tender Rescue Ladder)", (E16) Dover "(Two Water Tenders, Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Reserve Water Tender Rescue Ladder)", (E19) Folkestone "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Aerial Platform)", (E86) Herne Bay "(Two Water Tender Rescue Ladders, Water Tender)", (E87) Margate "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder)", (E90) Ramsgate "(Water Tender, Water Tender Rescue Ladder)", (E89) Thanet "(Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Aerial Platform, Prime Mover, Reserve Water Tender)", (E85) Whitstable "(Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Water Safety Unit, Boat)", (E89) Thanet "(Water Tender Rescue Ladder, Aerial Platform, Prime Mover, Reserve Water Tender)", (E66) Channel Tunnel Emergency Centre

Retained

* South Division: (S15) Aldington "(Water Tender)", (S67) Borough Green "(Water Tender)", (S14) Charing "(Water Tender Ladder)", (S12) Chilham "(Water Tender)", (S24) Cranbrook "(Water Tender Ladder)", (S70) Edenbridge "(Water Tender)", (S25) Hawkhurst "(Water Tender)", (S63) Headcorn "(Water Tender)", (S32) Horton Kirby "(Water Tender)", (S62) Lenham "(Water Tender)", (S64) Marden "(Water Tender)", (S77) Matfield "(Water Tender Ladder)", (S73) Paddock Wood "(Water Tender Ladder)", (S75) Rusthall "(Water Tender)", (S71) Seal "(Water Tender)", (S76) Southborough "(Water Tender)", (S31) Swanley "(Water Tender Ladder)", (S26) Tenterden "(Water Tender Ladder)", (S69) Westerham "(Water Tender)", (S13) Wye "(Water Tender)"

* North Division: (N41) Chatham "(Water Tender)", (N36) Cliffe "(Water Tender)", (N49) Eastchurch "(Water Tender Ladder)", (N42) Gillingham "(Water Tender)", (N38) Grain "(Water Tender)", (N40) Halling "(Water Tender)", (N37) Hoo "(Water Tender)", (N47) Queenborough "(Water Tender Ladder)", (N44) Rainham "(Water Tender)", (N33) Swanscombe "(Water Tender Rescue Ladder)", (N46) Teynham "(Water Tender)",

* East Division: (E81) Aylesham "(Water Tender Rescue Ladder)", (E22) Dymchurch "(Water Tender)", (E92) Eastry "(Water Tender)", (E21) Hythe "(Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender Rescue Ladder)", (E23) Lydd "(Water Tender Rescue Ladder)", (E20) New Romney "(Water Tender Ladder)", (E93) Sandwich "(Water Tender Ladder)", (E17) St Margaret's "(Water Tender)", (E82),Sturry "(Water Tender)", (E88) Westgate "(Water Tender)", (E18) Whitfield "(Water Tender Ladder)", (E83) Wingham "(Water Tender)"
* [http://www.kent.fire-uk.org/About_KFRS/Find_a_Fire_Station/index.html List of fire stations in Kent]
* [http://www.kent.fire-uk.org/download.php?id=1525 Appliances]

ee also

*Fire Service in the United Kingdom

References

External links

* [http://www.kent.fire-uk.org/ Kent Fire and Rescue Service]


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