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 (2019)

 Date Location Time
7 Sept Hertford Fire Station 12pm - 4pm
7 Sept St Albans Fire Station 12pm - 4pm
15 Sept Cheshunt Fire Station 11am - 2pm
21 Sept Bishops Stortford Fire Station 12pm - 4pm
21 Sept Rickmansworth Fire Station 12pm - 4pm
21 Sept Watford Fire Station 1pm - 4pm

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

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.

Contact us

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

Email: cpd.customerservices@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01992 507 507

Contact us about business premises

The fire protection team carry out inspections, building consultations and investigations of non-domestic premises.

If you:

  • have concerns about the safety of business premises
  • would like to submit a planning consultation. 

Write to:

Fire Protection
Postal Point CHO331
Room 346, Old Block
County Hall
Pegs Lane
SG13 8DQ

Email: administration.cfs@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01707 292 310


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