Firefighters used the old station while it was being built and the old site will be sold once the building has been completely knocked down.
The £4.8 millon facility has been renamed Chatham fire station and is open 24 hours a day. 22 firefighters and managers are based there.
It is also home to Kent Fire and Rescue Service’s water services team and the technical fire safety team which supports businesses.
It is understood the scaffolding fell down in strong winds and rain at about 9am, but has not affected operations at the new station.
Colin Gooders took this photo and posted it on Twitter soon after it fell.
A spokesman for the service, said: “Kent Fire and Rescue Service is aware that scaffolding has collapsed at Chatham fire station.
“The site is currently being inspected by the building contractor, who will make an assessment of any damage and make the scene safe.
“This has not affected the operation of the fire station.”
Strong winds brought down scaffolding on the former Medway fire station in Chatham this morning.
The building, which is currently being demolished after a new state-of-the-art modern station was built next to it, has not been used since the new facility was opened in March this year.
Because of the ongoing demolition work at the site, scaffolding had been erected around the old building, as the work was being completed.