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.


Our Corporate Plan and reports

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 opens days (2018)

Fire station open days (2018)

 Date Location Time

25 August

Stevenage Fire Station

11am - 2pm

27 August

Much Hadham Fire Station

12.30 – 3.30pm

1 September

Harpenden Fire Station

11am - 3pm

1 September

Hertford Fire Station

12 – 4pm

1 September

St Albans Fire Station

11 - 2pm

8 September

Watford Fire Station

1pm - 4pm

9 September

Potters Bar Fire Station

10am - 4pm

15 September

Bishop's Stortford Fire Station

11am - 3pm

15 September

Hemel Hempstead Fire Station

11am - 3pm

22 September

Royston Fire Station

12pm - 3pm

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.

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