Photo gallery: From the archives - Focus on the fire crews who keep us all safe

Derehams new fire station was opened in July 1970 by Mr RG Hooker, managing director of Crane Frueha

Derehams new fire station was opened in July 1970 by Mr RG Hooker, managing director of Crane Fruehauf Trailers Ltd, whose Dereham factory employed several of the towns firemen. The old station it replaced had stood on the same site since 1944.

Our local fire service depends not only on its dedicated personnel but also on our network of fire stations and specialist fire fighting equipment and this week we focus on buildings and appliances that are an essential part the lifesaving service.

If you recognise anyone in the pictures or would like to tell us more about them you can email rosemary.dixon@archant.co.uk.

To get a copy of one of our old photographs, visit www.edp24.co.uk/buyaphoto or telephone Diane townsend Mon-fri on 01603 772449.