Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country England
AddressHertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7LD
Agency overview
Established1925 (1925)
Chief Fire OfficerDarryl Keen
Facilities and equipment
Official website

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is the statutory fire and rescue service for the county of Hertfordshire, England. The county consists of 634 square miles (1,640 km2) and a population of over 1.1 million.

The Service Headquarters is located in Hertford whilst the Training and Development Centre and Fire Control Centre are located in Stevenage. It is administered by a Fire Authority which is an internal part of Hertfordshire County Council. The Chief Fire Officer is Darryl Keen, assisted by Deputy Chief Fire Officer Chris Bigland.

In December 2005, the service dealt with what is thought to be the largest fire since World War II following an explosion at the Buncefield oil depot near Hemel Hempstead. The incident saw a large scale national response involving many UK fire services.

Fire stations/appliances[edit]

Station callsign Station name Duty system Appliances
GH01 Hemel Hempstead wholetime 2x WrL, 1x DEPU*
GH02 Markyate on-call 1x WrL
GH03 Tring on-call 1x WrL
GH04 Berkhamsted on-call 1x WrL
GH06 Kings Langley on-call 1x WrL
GH07 Rickmansworth day crew plus 1x WrL, 1x ISU*
GH09 Watford wholetime 2x WrL, 1x L2, 1x ALP*
GH10 Garston wholetime 1x WrL
GH11 St Albans wholetime 2x WrL, 1x RSU*
GH12 Redbourn on-call 1x WrL
GH14 Borehamwood wholetime 1x WrL, 1x L4T
GH15 Potters Bar day crew plus 1x WrL
GH16 Cheshunt wholetime/on-call 2x WrL
GH17 Hoddesdon on-call 1x WrL
GH18 Hatfield day crewed/on-call 1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x WRU*
GH19 Welwyn Garden City wholetime/on-call 2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x PM+HVP*, 1x PM+HVHL
GH20 Welwyn on-call 1x WrL
GH21 Wheathampstead on-call 1x WrL
GH22 Harpenden on-call 1x WrL
GH23 Stevenage wholetime 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x L4T
GH24 Hertford wholetime/on-call 2x WrL, 1x CSU*
GH25 Ware on-call 1x WrL
GH26 Much Hadham on-call 1x WrL
GH27 Sawbridgeworth on-call 1x WrL
GH28 Bishops Stortford day crewed/on-call 2x WrL, 1x L2
GH29 Buntingford on-call 1x WrL
GH30 Royston day crewed/on-call 2x WrL, 1x L4T
GH31 Baldock & Letchworth day crew plus/on-call 2x WrL
GH32 Hitchin day crewed/on-call 2x WrL, 1x ISU*

Fire appliance glossary/callsigns[edit]

  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Command Support Unit (CSU): C1
  • Decontamination & Environmental Protection Unit (DEPU): H1
  • Light 4x4 Tender (L4T): T2
  • Rescue Support Unit (RSU): R1
  • Rope Rescue: R2
  • Water Rescue Unit (WRU): R3
  • Incident Support Unit (ISU): S1
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Pump (PM+HVP): T8
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Hose Layer (PM+HVHL): T9


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