Search to find relatives of Sheffield’s first fire chief

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A search to find relatives of Sheffield first chief fire officer has been launched in a bid to honour his memory.

A search to find relatives of Sheffield first chief fire officer has been launched in a bid to honour his memory.

HJ Reynolds served for 29 years - working in Sheffield through the blitzes of World War Two - and was chief of Sheffield Fire Brigade from 1948 to 1953.

Now South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services want to name a road at its new fire station off the Parkway after the chief.

Martin Wright, head of asset management, said: “We’d really like to hear from any of Mr Reynolds’ surviving family members, so we can ask their permission to name the road in his honour and to find out more about his role in developing Sheffield’s firefighting capability in the years immediately after the war.”

Contact press@syfire.gov.uk with information.