Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  England
Agency overview
Established 1925 (1925)
Employees 1,000
Chief Fire Officer Roy Wilsher
Facilities and equipment
Stations 29
Official website

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service for the county of Hertfordshire, England. It is administered by a Fire Authority which is an internal part of Hertfordshire County Council. The Chief Fire Officer is Roy Wilsher, assisted by Deputy Chief Fire Officer Darryl Keen.

The Service Headquarters is located in Hertford whilst the Training and Development Centre and Fire Control Centre are located in Stevenage.

In December 2005, the FRS 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 brigades.

Fire Stations/Appliances

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
GH01 Hemel Hempstead Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x DEPU*
GH02 Markyate Retained 1x WrL
GH03 Tring Retained 1x WrL
GH04 Berkhamsted Retained 1x WrL
GH06 Kings Langley Retained 1x WrL
GH07 Rickmansworth Day Crewed+/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x ISU*
GH09 Watford Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x LiRU*
GH10 Garston Wholetime 1x WrL
GH11 St Albans Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x RSU, 1x IRU*
GH12 Redbourne Retained 1x WrL
GH14 Borehamwood Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x L4T
GH15 Potters Bar Day Crewed+ 1x WrL
GH16 Cheshunt Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL
GH17 Hoddesdon Retained 1x WrL
GH18 Hatfield Day Crewed/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x WRU*
GH19 Welwyn Garden City Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x PM+HVP*, 1x PM+HVHL
GH20 Welwyn Retained 1x WrL
GH21 Wheathampstead Retained 1x WrL
GH22 Harpenden Retained 1x WrL
GH23 Stevenage Wholetime 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x L4T
GH24 Hertford Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x CSU*
GH25 Ware Retained 1x WrL
GH26 Much Hadham Retained 1x WrL
GH27 Sawbridgeworth Retained 1x WrL
GH28 Bishops Stortford Day Crewed/Retained 2x WrL, 1x LiRU*
GH29 Buntingford Retained 1x WrL
GH30 Royston Day Crewed/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4T
GH31 Baldock & Letchworth Day crewed+\Retained 2x WrL
GH32 Hitchin Day Crewed/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x ISU*

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns

  • 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
  • Line Rescue Unit (LiRU): 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

CBRN Response:

  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9


See also


External links

  • Hertfordshire fire and rescue services website -->[1]