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Essex extinguishes paper to put information online.(Communications And IT)

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS), the largest county brigade in the UK, has invested in information management technology to circulate vital information to staff and the general public via the Internet. The investment will save Essex Fire 10,000 [pounds sterling] per year in administrative costs alone by removing the need for paper-based information.

The brigade is responsible for 51 fire stations supporting 1.6 million residents in Essex. In addition to cutting down the amount of internal paperwork being distributed around these multiple sites, the information management system will help the brigade to achieve the government target of putting the majority of public services online by 2005. …

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