In November 2017, we heard from Emily Hart who works for Property Services at Essex Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority. Part of her job is creating information boards at Service Headquarters for display in the reception. She had noticed the information on this site regarding the history of Hadleigh Fire Station. Would it be ok to use a couple of the articles on the boards? The Archive responded, absolutely!
We wondered how the Information Boards had turned out, and the answer from Emily in January 2019 was:
“we are in the process of updating the information boards at the moment… yes, they have proved popular and I have noticed more people reading them than previously. Here are a couple of photos of the boards in-situ; I persuaded my colleague Sarah, our Environmental Officer to pose so you have someone reading the Hadleigh board.”
Emily reports that “The boards provide a media whereby ECFRS employees and visitors can learn interesting background information about Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. We try to focus on current Environmental initiatives and vital historical information. In particular showcasing studies about the heritage of ECFRS is imperative in order to provide an insight into the background and values for which the modern fire service is based upon.”
Many thanks to Emily for this update!