Kent Fire & Rescue Service covers Kent and Medway. It serves a land area of 1,444 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.
The service has 57 stations across Kent and Medway. The headquarters is in Maidstone with area offices in Canterbury, Folkestone, Gravesend and Rochester. The service is committed to reducing the number of fires, deaths and injuries, reducing road accidents and being well prepared to deal with emergencies.
For over 160 years, His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary 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.