Reacting to 999 calls and helping with health and safety in local events such as Firework night and allowing insights for children and adults on open days, the fire service and the fire team are an integral participant in the town of Shefford.
Shefford fire station is manned by retained (paid part time firefighters and officers. The station covers an area that covers the majority of Mid Bedfordshire and sometimes beyond where required.
The coverage area contains industrial, rural, railway, military, residential and motorways. they attend many calls every year to deal with fires, road traffic accidents, chemical incidents, animal distress and special service calls. They are also back up cover for the surrounding station areas.