Meet the crew specially trained to rescue animals across Kent

To many, animals are like members of the family, or crucial livelihood for farmers, which is why animal rescue emergencies are as important as any other for Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS). Its dedicated animal rescue unit (ARU), based…

Help keep hydrants in your neighbourhood healthy

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is on a mission to encourage the people of Kent and Medway to help keep hydrants healthy in their local area. Located all over the county, fire hydrants provide firefighters with access to a…

Kent FRS to launch first-ever online fire station open day

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is calling on Kent residents at home to tune into the first-ever online fire station open day on Thursday 28 May! Aimed at families of all ages, the virtual event has been organised in…

Kent Fire and Rescue Service to support ambulance service during COVID-19

Kent firefighters are supporting their blue light colleagues in the fight against Covid-19 by lending their services to the wider community. Crews and staff at Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) are working alongside South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)…

Emergency services celebrated for dementia friendly initiatives at annual Alzheimer’s Society awards

Following Alzheimer’s Society’s annual Dementia Friendly Awards on 27 November, three local emergency services have been recognised nationally for their achievements in leading the sector by helping to support people with dementia to live safely in their local community. Kent Fire…

Fire crews help to rescue baby seal

Fire crews helped rescue a seal cub after it became stranded on a Birchington beach last night (24 August 2017). The RSPCA phoned Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) for assistance at around 9.15pm. After an initial assessment by a KFRS…

Herne Bay fire station opens up for a ‘Family Day’

Herne Bay firefighters will be opening their doors to the local community this weekend to give people the chance to get an insight into the life of a firefighter. The Herne Bay fire station ‘Family Day’ on Saturday 27 August…

Kent’s newest fire station opens its doors to the public

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has an action packed day planned when its newest fire station at Rochester, opens its doors to the public on Saturday, 13 August. The station on Marconi Way will be open from 12 noon…

Help your youngsters ‘Be Water Aware’ this summer

As the holiday season gets underway across Kent and Medway, Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is urging everyone to have fun, but to stay safe around water this summer. KFRS will be helping people to be ‘water aware’ over…

Family safety at the heart of first Safer Thanet Day

Families across Thanet look set to enjoy the area’s newest and largest fun day dedicated to family safety, on Saturday 9July 2016. ‘Safer Thanet Day’, which is being held from 10am until 4pm at Sainsbury’s Westwood Cross car park, will…

Kent firefighters amongst the best in the world

Six firefighters from Kent Fire and Rescue Service’s (KFRS) Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team returned from Germany at the weekend with smiles on their faces, after receiving high praise from the United Nation’s International Search And Rescue Advisory Group…

Survitec wins contract to supply Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Survitec Group, a global leader in the manufacture, supply, inspection, testing and maintenance of safety and survival equipment, has been awarded a contract by Kent Fire and Rescue Service to supply bespoke packs of safe access equipment for use by…

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