Army withdraws but KRFS firefighters still urge caution
KFRS asked the military to be on standby over the weekend to assist with their heavy all terrain 4X4 vehicles, to supplement KFRS's own capability. That support was extended yesterday while some parts of Kent were still potentially difficult to access because of snow and ice.
With more favourable weather forecast for the rest of the week, conditions have improved and KFRS is now able to cover with our provision of own specialist vehicles including 4x4 vehicles.
KFRS Assistant Director of Community Safety, Steve Griffiths said: "Being able to call on the Army is an established aspect of Kent's resilience planning and we thank them for their swift and efficient response.
"However, as the snow starts to melt, there could be new problems with people experiencing burst pipes or unstable surfaces such as frozen ponds or lakes. We urge residents to call us if incidents of this nature cause a risk to life but as a busy emergency service, we also ask that callers are responsible and consider other steps before calling 999."
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