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Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Kent Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for delivering fire and rescue services to more than 1.7 million people in Kent.

With 55 fire stations and 1,200 operational members of staff, Kent Fire and Rescue Service has a fleet of more than 75 fire engines and other operational vehicles.

Every year firefighters deal with around 16,500 incidents. These include nearly 1,000 road crashes, around 750 house fires, over 2,400 non-fire rescues, including flooding incidents.

With more than 400km (250 miles) of motorway and major trunk roads, we are used to dealing with a huge range of hazardous and dangerous incidents every day.

More than 225km (139 miles) of coastline, inland waterways and the busiest sea channel in the world means we work closely with HM Coastguard and the Royal Air Force when called upon to deal with off-shore ship fires and rescues. Firefighters also get called upon to help with many smaller incidents on our inland waterways and the Thames Estuary. The White Cliffs at Dover present their own unique challenge each time the service's technical rope rescue team is called out to pluck people to safety.
Kent also has a diverse range of industries including paper-making factories, processing plants, nuclear power generators and other potentially hazardous businesses.

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