Emergency Services Day (999 Day) on 9 September is a national day across the UK to show support for the NHS and emergency services.
999 Day promotes the work of all emergency services and encourages responsible use of them too.
It also aims to educate people about basic lifesaving skills, and encourage them to consider a career, or volunteering opportunities with the emergency services..
Volunteers are an essential part of the emergency services family and play an important role in keeping Britain safe. 999 volunteer roles include special constables, retained firefighters, NHS Community Responders, St John Ambulance, RNLI, Search and Rescue and coastguard volunteers.
Keeping us safe
Cllr Mary Sartin, Chairman of the Council said:
Emergency Services work tirelessly 24-hours-a-day, 365 days of the year to keep us safe and to protect our liberty.
This has never been more important than during the recent spell of extremely hot weather when our Fire and Rescue Services across the country attended an unprecedented number of calls and managed in exceedingly difficult conditions both in towns and rural areas.
On this special day we can show them the gratitude they deserve by proudly flying the 999 Emergency Service Flag at the Civic Offices in Epping.
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