Reference HO 207/1042
Title REGIONS OUTSIDE LONDON (HEADQUARTERS' FILES): Region No 2 (North Eastern): Sheffield: personnel requirements for civil defence services; strength of rescue party organisation
Former Department Reference SHE/11
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence, Labour supply and relations, Reconstruction and salvage
Document Types Official Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 2: North Eastern (Leeds HQ)
Locations Sheffield
Organisations Air Raid Precautions, County Borough Councils, General Post Office
Article(s) from Sheffield Daily Telegraph © Sheffield Telegraph.


A file of documents relating to the establishment of A.R.P. personnel in Sheffield County Borough. Subjects discussed in the file include provisions for the employment of A.R.P. personnel, including allowances, training, equipment, clothing, accommodation, and meals; personnel requirements, including the recruitment of volunteers and skilled labour due to shortages; the working hours of personnel, including part-time and full-time personnel; provisions for the Wardens' Service; and provisions for the casualty services, including the first-aid, ambulance, and rescue services. Other subjects discussed include staffing provisions for the report and control centres; the construction of cleansing stations and depots; the employment of supervisory technical staff such as engineers; A.R.P. drills and exercises; the provision of lorry drivers; the provision of standby personnel; provisions for drainage work; provisions for demolition, salvage, and debris-clearance work; provisions for public utilities, including canal protection; and issues in the payment of volunteer firewatchers.


accommodation, administration, air raids, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelters, air-raid wardens, allowances, ambulances, amenities, canals, civil defence, civil defence equipment, civil defence training, civilian casualties, clothing, communications, compensation, conferences, construction, decontamination, demolition, depots, distribution, drainage, electricity, emergency procedures, employment, engineering, factories, finance, fire prevention, fire services, first aid, gas, healthcare, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, infrastructure, Italian nationals, labour shortages, labour supply, local authorities, meals, metals, motor vehicles, newspapers, part-time employment, police, postal communications, prisoners of war, public health, public spaces, recruitment, repair, requisitioning, rescue, roads, salvage, sanitation, sewerage, skilled labour, statistics, steel, telephonic communications, transportation, volunteers, wages, water supply, working conditions, working hours, youths

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