Kent Fire & Rescue Service News

Hunter Apparel Solutions Deliver 50 Million Units Of Vital Protective Clothing To Fire Authorities During The Pandemic

During the outbreak of COVID-19 Hunter Apparel Solutions Limited (Hunter) had the privilege to work in partnership with Kent and Medway Towns Fire Authority, as National leads for PPE and Clothing within the fire sector and the UK Government to co-ordinate, source, manufacture, and supply vital PPE to the frontline emergency services and health sectors as part of what has now become the UK National Framework for Fire and public sector organizations and other parts of the UK’s critical infr...

Cornwall Fire And Rescue Service Equip With Bristol Uniforms’ New Structural Firefighting PPE

Firefighters across Cornwall are wearing brand new PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), procured through the UK Collaborative PPE Framework.  All 560 firefighters in the county have been equipped with two sets of new gold-colored structural coats and trousers, along with flash hoods, and a set of both structural and rescue gloves. Structural PPE The new PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), designed and manufactured by Bristol Uniforms, benefits from the very latest in fiber and fabric tec...

FIA And NFCTP Provide Firefighters With PPE Compliant Of Appropriate Standards During COVID-19

The FIA assisted the National Fire Commercial Transformation Programme (NFCTP) that is led by Kent’s Chief Fire Officer Ann Millington by engaging the members and asking them to leverage their contacts in wider industry sectors to source PPE such as gloves, masks as well as hand sanitizer. The FIA ensured that all suggested suppliers had evidence to prove that they were compliant with the appropriate standards as defined by the technical due diligence process outlined by Kent Fire and Resc...

UK Fire And Rescue Services Reap Collaborative PPE Framework Benefits Brought By Kent FRS And Bristol Uniforms

Thirty-three Fire and Rescue Services (FRS), comprising over 33,500 firefighters, are now benefiting from the Local Authority Collaborative PPE Framework. Launched three years ago in June 2017, the Framework gives UK FRSs access to high quality PPE ensembles and volume discounts through a streamlined procurement process. The Framework was set up in response to calls from government and the industry for FRSs to work together to share best practice and deliver efficiencies. It is run by Kent FRS,...

Kent Fire And Rescue Service Welcome Ten New Firefighters To Its Ranks

An official passing out parade to welcome ten new wholetime firefighters to Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) took place at Rochester Fire Station. Attended by family and friends of the trainees, the occasion was held to welcome the firefighters and showcase their newly honed skills. Chosen from over 5,000 applicants, the trainees have just completed 15 weeks of intense training designed to equip them with the necessary skills and techniques required to become a firefighter. In order to reach...

Kent Fire And Rescue Service Extinguishes Lydd Ranges Fire After Three Days Of Firefighting

The undergrowth fire on the Lydd Ranges is now fully extinguished after three days of firefighting. On July 26, 2019, the emergency phase of the incident led by Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) officially came to a close after all firefighting operations were completed. Duty of care has now been handed back to the land owner. Lee Rose, Assistant Director Channel Tunnel and Resilience at KFRS, said: “On behalf of the service and all other agencies that have been involved throughout the...

Firefighters Send Out Fire Safety Advisory To Take Extra Care And Precaution During Heatwave Conditions

Firefighters have issued a summer heat safety plea following several incidents cornfields, grass and crop fires in Kent that have been linked to the hot and dry weather the county is currently experiencing. Countering wildfire incidents Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) deals frequently with rural fires, but during periods of hot and dry weather, incidents on grassland have the potential to become much bigger wildfires. Last year (2018), KFRS responded to almost 700 grassfires, and so far, t...

Kent Fire And Rescue Service Collaborates With Kent Police On Spreading Awareness About Public Access Defibrillators

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is working with Kent Police as part of their ongoing mission to increase the use and awareness of Public Access Defibrillators (PADs). Public Access Defibrillators Kent’s emergency services already work together on a daily basis to help save lives and keep communities safe, but KFRS has now also gifted thirty defibrillators to Kent Police to help increase public access to PADs around the county.  We have since teamed with Kent Police and gifted t...

BAFSA Collaborates With Kent Fire & Rescue Service To Promote Their One Day Free Seminar

BAFSA collaborating with Kent Fire & Rescue Service have published the program for their free-to-attend, one day seminar to be held on Wednesday 18th September in Rochester. High rise protection, post Grenfell and also a presentation on stairwell protection in multi storey buildings will open the event followed a focus on sprinklers in schools and automatic fire protection of recycling sites. Road Safety Experience Following lunch and a sprinkler demonstration there two presentations focu...

Kent Fire and Rescue Service Aims To Make The Roads Safer With ‘Drive’ Campaign

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) as a member of the Safer Roads for Kent group, is on a mission to make the county’s roads safer. Over the last three years, firefighters have dealt with more than 3,350 crashes, many of which have involved vehicle cutting to free people trapped inside. Sadly a number of crashes have resulted in people dying or sustaining life-changing injuries, which also impact the lives of their families and friends. ‘Drive’ To Empower In a bid to reduce...

Kent Fire And Rescue Service’s Popular Canine Member, Buzz Soon To Become A Fully Operational Search Dog

Kent Fire and Rescue Service’s (KFRS) very own canine crew member Buzz, is now well on his way to becoming a fully operational search dog within the technical rescue team. The cocker spaniel started his basic training with the Technical Rescue team when he was just six months old. Now, 12 months on, and thanks to the dedication of his handler Andy Parks, Buzz is making excellent progress with his training schedule. Buzz-eye-view camera During a recent three-day UK training exercise held...

Kent Fire And Rescue Service Trainee Firefighters Start Responding To Emergency Calls Across The County

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is proud to welcome a new group of whole-time firefighters to a number of Kent stations this month. Chosen from over 5,000 applicants, the group of 24 men and women have now officially joined fire crews at a number of stations around the county. An official passing out parade to mark the occasion for recruit course 181 was recently held at Rochester Fire Station, and was attended by the firefighters’ family and friends. 16-Week intensive training cours...

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