Kent Fire & Rescue Service covers Kent and Medway. It serves a land area of 1,368 square miles and approximately 350 miles of coastline. People living in urban areas make up 74 percent of the population but only occupy 23 percent of the total land area. Over the past decade Kent’s population has grown by 10.9 percent between 2005 and 2015, above the average for the South East (9.1 percent) and for England (8.3 percent). Kent’s population is forecast to increase by a further 21.6 percent between 2015 and 2035.
The service has 58 stations across Kent and Medway. The headquarters is in Maidstone with area offices in Canterbury, Folkestone, Gravesend and Rochester. The service is committed to:
For over 160 years, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has independently assessed and reported on the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces and policing, in the public interest.
From summer 2017, HMIC (now HMICFRS) has taken on inspections of England’s Fire and Rescue Services, assessing and reporting on their efficiency, effectiveness and leadership.