Kent Fire and Rescue Service


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is committed to supporting the Armed Forces community and recognises the value serving personnel, Reservists, Veterans and military families bring to our organisation. We strive to support the values of the Armed Forces Covenant in many ways, including:

  • We will always consider offering an interview to spouses/partners if they meet the selection criteria laid out in a job advert.
  • We encourage staff to apply for other suitable positions within KFRS on relocation when appropriate.
  • We will support spouses and partners to work from home where appropriate and look at flexible working opportunities.
  • We will support training and development which helps staff not only in their KFRS role, but will also be of benefit in future employment.
  • We will look sympathetically on requests for leave before, during or after a partner’s deployment according to KFRS's policy.
  • We will grant special paid leave for employees who are bereaved or whose loved ones are injured. 

About us

Kent Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for delivering fire and rescue services to more than 1.8 million people in Kent.

As well as fires, the service deals with a wide range of incidents ranging from road traffic collisions to floods, cliff rescues to chemical spills.

Kent and Medway has a number of unique challenges. With more than 400km (250 miles) of motorway and major trunk roads, we are used to dealing with a huge range of hazardous and dangerous incidents. The county also has more than 225km (139 miles) of coastline, inland waterways and the busiest sea channel in the world which means we work closely with HM Coastguard and The Royal Air Force when called upon to deal with off-shore ship fires and rescues.

Kent also has a diverse range of industries including factories, processing plants, nuclear power generators and other potentially hazardous businesses.

We also aim to provide local people and businesses with the information and support they need to keep themselves, their homes and premises safe. We have a schools education team, an innovative Road Safety Experience Centre, a specialist team providing Safe and Well visits to vulnerable people in their own homes and a dedicated team of support staff who work hard to support us in areas such as IT, Finance, Administration and HR.