Community Protection

Our Community Protection teams work closely together to make Hertfordshire a safer place to live, work and visit.


Stevenage Location

Farnham House / Robertson House,
Six Hills Way,
SG1 2FQ.

Apsley Location

Apsley Campus
Brindley Way,
Hemel Hempstead,
HP3 9BF.

County Hall

County Hall,
Pegs Lane, Hertford,
SG13 8DQ.


Hertfordshire Business Services,
Welwyn Garden City,
AL7 1FT.

Community Protection

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) provide a 24 hour emergency response service for fires, road traffic collisions and other serious incidents with almost 8,900 attended in 2013-14.

As well as delivering an emergency service we also deliver a range of prevention and protection activities aimed at reducing fires and other incidents, including the enforcement of Fire Safety legislation.

HFRS currently employs 807 operational staff, and 118 non-uniformed support staff based across the county at a number of locations including; 29 fire stations, a training and development centre in Stevenage, and our Service Headquarters in Hertford. For more information about our fire service, please click here

We  recruit retained (part-time) firefighters, wholetime (full-time) firefighters and various non-uniformed members of support staff throughout the year, in accordance with our fluctuating organisational demands.

More details on becoming a retained (part-time) firefighter can be found here

Click here to apply Group Commander role for the service

Recruitment for Wholetime Firefighters is now closed!


Resilience Team

The Resilience Team works with other departments to ensure plans are in place so that the County Council can fully play its part in the multi-agency response to an emergency. The Resilience Team also provides a traded service to District and Borough Councils assisting them in the preparation and maintenance of emergency plans.

The Resilience Team consists of two smaller teams, the County Council Resilience Team and the District Resilience Team. In addition to their separate responsibilities, both teams are responsible for multi-agency work within Hertfordshire Resilience and representing the County Council in any response to an emergency.

Click here for more information on our current vacancies.

Hertfordshire Trading Standards

Trading Standards is a division within the Community Protection Directorate of Hertfordshire County Council. Our role is to safeguard the interests of consumers and the county’s business community. Hertfordshire has over one million consumers and is home to over 33,000 businesses, including the national and international headquarters of many companies.

Click here for more information on our current vacancies.

County Community Safety Unit

In Hertfordshire, the council and Hertfordshire Constabulary work together to cut crime and reduce anti-social behaviour as well as to provide support and services for people who are affected by drug or alcohol misuse.

The County Community Safety Unit – a joint team between the council and the police, and the first unit of its kind in the country – is working for a safer Hertfordshire.

Click here for more information on our current vacancies.