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Welcome to the Yourcounty Kent Fire And Rescue Service jobs and career page. We have been publishing emergency service recruitment help and advice for many years. In that time the suggestions and prompts from our users and researchers have been central to the continual improvement of our content. If you have some feedback about working for the emergency services in general or Kent Fire and rescue service in particular we'd like to hear from you. The aim of this page, is to provide some general recruitment information supported with local knowledge and add some value through user feedback and shared experience. Follow this link for more employers and jobs in Kent.
The history of the fire brigade in Kent goes back over 200 years. In 1802 Hythe set up a town based fire service. In the same year the Kent Fire Office was created and the Deptford (insurance) brigade was formed. A second municipal service was created in Kent at Ashford twenty five years later. The twentieth century saw the innovation of motorised fire appliances with Bromley being the first town to introduce them. The threat of WWII led to the formal creation and regulation of local fire brigades and the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) in 1938. Just three years later all the local brigades and the AFS were integrated into a National Fire Service. In the post war era fire services returned to the control of the respective local authorities.
Today the Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Service has over 50 fire stations, 75 fire appliances and a host of other vehicles manned by something like 1,700 members of staff. The area of responsibility of the service contains more than 1,725,000 people making it one of the biggest and busiest services in the UK.
The current roles available in the Fire Service are outlined below, follow this link for the relevant contact details for all the local emergency service jobs and details of how to make an application.
These are many more individual jobs in the Service, visit the website for specific details.
If you have some feedback about working for The Kent Fire And Rescue Service or their recruitment process you can send us an email. This content is checked but if you find that any links are broken or content out of date let us know. Please see our disclaimer.
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Retail jobs in Kent
The retail sector now dominates employment opportunities in most major towns. We publish a retail employment feature outlining most of the UK's major high street employers including; Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Morrisons, B&Q, Boots and many more.
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