We are a 24 hour, 365 days a year emergency response service.

We provide a wide range of safety initiatives and enforce fire safety legislation. To help us do this, we have:

  • 29 fire stations
  • a training centre in Stevenage
  • our headquarters in Hertford.


We're part of the Hertfordshire County Council Community Protection Directorate (CPD) which is made up of:

  • Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue 
  • Hertfordshire Trading Standards 
  • Hertfordshire Resilience
  • Hertfordshire County Community Safety Unit.

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Fire station open days

At a fire station open day you can have a look round a fire engine, watch a ‘cooking oil fire' demonstration or see someone rescued from a car.

Fire station open days (2017)

 Date Location Time

31 May

Kings Langley Fire Station

2 – 5pm

3 June

Bishop's Stortford Fire Station

11am – 4pm

10 June

Welwyn Garden City Fire Station

11.30am – 4pm

17 June

Hitchin Fire Station

12 – 3pm

24 June

Borehamwood Fire Station

1 – 4pm

1 July

Ware Fire Station

12 – 4pm

15 July

Stevenage Fire Station

To be confirmed

15 July

Hoddesdon Fire Station

10am – 3pm

3 Sept

St Albans Fire Station

12 – 4pm

 9 Sept

Hemel Hempstead Fire Station

To be confirmed

23 Sept

Hertford Fire Station

To be confirmed

30 Sept

 Royston Fire Station

12 – 3pm

Some open days also include:

  • a teddy bear 'parachute drop' from the top of the drill tower (bring your own teddy)
  • other specialist emergency vehicles and services
  • smoke experience
  • Reqs the fire investigation dog
  • stalls, food and entertainment.

Not all open days have the same activities and some depend on the weather.

On occasion an event may be cancelled without prior warning.

Please do contact the fire station direct before travelling.

You can also stay up to date with Fire and Rescue updates on Twitter.


Our Address

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Service Headquarters
Old London Road
SG13 7LD

Email: cpd.customerservices@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01992 507 507

Get in touch or raise a concern

You can get in touch with us by using our comment, compliment or complain form.

If you have concerns about;

  • the safety of a business premises and would like to notify us, or 
  • you would like to submit a planning consultation. 

Write to:

JPS Fire Protection
Welwyn Garden City,

Postal Point MU 103


Email: administration.cfs@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01707 292 310