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Firefighters called as vandals strike in Birchanger Wood

Firefighters called as vandals strike in Birchanger Wood

Firefighters called as vandals strike in Birchanger Wood

12 April 2021

Children's dens set alight and seating vandalised in ancient woodland straddling A120 bypass between Birchanger and Bishop's Stortford.


Stortford family hit by fire have possessions worth £3,500 stolen

Stortford family hit by fire have possessions worth £3,500 stolen

Stortford family hit by fire have possessions worth £3,500 stolen

12 March 2021

The victims, who live on the Havers estate, stayed in a hotel for a month while their fire-damaged living room was repaired.


Firefighter delighted to receive Queen’s Jubilee Medal

Firefighter delighted to receive Queen’s Jubilee Medal

Firefighter delighted to receive Queen’s Jubilee Medal

06 March 2021

John Birnie has served at Stansted's station for 20 years and witnessed everything from animal rescues to house fires and road accidents.


What3words app leads firefighters to horse trapped in icy River Stort

What3words app leads firefighters to horse trapped in icy River Stort

What3words app leads firefighters to horse trapped in icy River Stort

13 February 2021

Horse stuck in freezing water for several hours rescued by crews after caller was advised to download smartphone location ID app.


Stortford family flee home as fire breaks out while they sleep

Stortford family flee home as fire breaks out while they sleep

Stortford family flee home as fire breaks out while they sleep

10 February 2021

Fire and ambulance service called after couple and young boy alerted by smoke alarm as faulty dishwasher starts blaze in kitchen.


Herts fire chief in charge of county's Covid-19 response to retire

Herts fire chief in charge of county's Covid-19 response to retire

Herts fire chief in charge of county's Covid-19 response to retire

30 January 2021

Darryl Keen, chief fire officer and director of community protection at Herts County Council, will step down this summer.


Herts fire service praised for Covid support of 999 colleagues and community

Herts fire service praised for Covid support of 999 colleagues and community

Herts fire service praised for Covid support of 999 colleagues and community

27 January 2021

The coronavirus pandemic is set to permanently reshape the way Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service operates in future.


Firefighter’s farewell after 33 years’ service in Stansted, Thaxted and Stortford

Firefighter’s farewell after 33 years’ service in Stansted, Thaxted and Stortford

Firefighter’s farewell after 33 years’ service in Stansted, Thaxted and Stortford

22 January 2021

Stansted fire station crew manager Dave Morland has attended aircraft hijackings, burning buildings and hundreds of M11 call-outs.


Dog walker’s new car set on fire by arsonist

Dog walker’s new car set on fire by arsonist

Dog walker’s new car set on fire by arsonist

07 January 2021

The victim left his Audi on the outskirts of Sawbridgeworth in the same spot he regularly parks while he walks his dog.


Planning row for traveller family forced by arsonists to flee Henham

Planning row for traveller family forced by arsonists to flee Henham

Planning row for traveller family forced by arsonists to flee Henham

24 November 2020

Michael Maloney wants to settle with his extended family in the village where footballer Wayne Rooney is building a £20m mansion.


Warning to stick to Covid-19 rules ahead of Bonfire Night

Warning to stick to Covid-19 rules ahead of Bonfire Night

Warning to stick to Covid-19 rules ahead of Bonfire Night

04 November 2020

Herts Chief Fire Officer Darryl Keen said: "It's really important we continue to play our part before the stricter rules come in on November 5."


Herts fire crews expecting more fireworks call-outs this year

Herts fire crews expecting more fireworks call-outs this year

Herts fire crews expecting more fireworks call-outs this year

01 November 2020

The service fears that with fewer professional displays due to Covid-19 pandemic, more households will be buying fireworks to set off at home.


Women, BAME and LGBT+ people 'actively encouraged' to join Herts fire service

Women, BAME and LGBT+ people 'actively encouraged' to join Herts fire service

Women, BAME and LGBT+ people 'actively encouraged' to join Herts fire service

24 October 2020

Chief Fire Officer: "These groups are under-represented in our service and it's important our workforce better represents the communities we serve."


Northbound lanes closed as vehicle blazes on M11 near Bishop's Stortford

Northbound lanes closed as vehicle blazes on M11 near Bishop's Stortford

Northbound lanes closed as vehicle blazes on M11 near Bishop's Stortford

05 September 2020

A car caught fire on the northbound stretch between junctions 7 (Harlow) and 8 (Stortford).


The doggy detective duo trained to sniff out arsonists in Hertfordshire

The doggy detective duo trained to sniff out arsonists in Hertfordshire

The doggy detective duo trained to sniff out arsonists in Hertfordshire

03 September 2020

Young Thor joins mentor Reqs in probing causes of blazes after passing final qualifying test for his fire investigation licence.


Police appeal after arson attack in Stortford's Southern Country Park

Police appeal after arson attack in Stortford's Southern Country Park

Police appeal after arson attack in Stortford's Southern Country Park

27 August 2020

Firefighters and police responded after a table and three seats by the park's playground off Thorley Lane East were set alight.


Smell prompts emergency response at South Street store

Smell prompts emergency response at South Street store

Smell prompts emergency response at South Street store

12 August 2020

Firefighters were called to kitchen supplies shop ProCook, formerly Steamer Trading, on Wednesday morning.


Sawbo fireman Dave takes his hat off to paramedics after ambulance secondment

Sawbo fireman Dave takes his hat off to paramedics after ambulance secondment

Sawbo fireman Dave takes his hat off to paramedics after ambulance secondment

07 August 2020

On-call firefighter Dave Devoil volunteered with colleague John Lawrence to drive ambulances during the coronavirus crisis.


Ambulance service thanks Herts & Essex firefighters for coronavirus support

Ambulance service thanks Herts & Essex firefighters for coronavirus support

Ambulance service thanks Herts & Essex firefighters for coronavirus support

06 August 2020

Crews from fire and rescue services volunteered 41,500 hours to drive front-line ambulances, freeing up paramedics to focus on life-saving care.


Firefighters rescue one-tonne bull stuck in ditch near Hatfield Broad Oak for more than a day

Firefighters rescue one-tonne bull stuck in ditch near Hatfield Broad Oak for more than a day

Firefighters rescue one-tonne bull stuck in ditch near Hatfield Broad Oak for more than a day

03 August 2020

Vet oversees rescue operation by Great Dunmow crew and Essex fire service's specialist animal unit.


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