Emergency Services Day, also known as 999 Day, is our chance to support the heroic men and women of the NHS and emergency services.
#999Day promotes the work of the emergency services, promotes using the emergency services responsibly, educates the public about basic lifesaving skills, and promotes the many career and volunteering opportunities available.
Volunteers are an essential part of the emergency services family and they play a core part 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
To find out more and get involved visit the Emergency Services Day website.
Flying the 999 Emergency Service Flag
Epping Forest District Council is flying the 999 Emergency Service Flag at the Civic Offices in Epping today. Chairman, Councillor Helen Kane has recorded a message on behalf of the Epping Forest district expressing our thanks and support to the men and women of the NHS and emergency services.
Chairman Helen Kane said:
The Emergency Services play a vital role in protecting us all and it is our honour to recognise the work of these services, and the people behind them, on Emergency Services 999 Day.
Pressures brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vital work of our emergency services and we should all be grateful for their dedicated service and commitment during this turbulent and challenging time.
Over the past 18 months most of us have had the option to work from home but those who work for our emergency services have had to continue putting themselves in the line of risk every day, to ensure our health, safety and wellbeing.
Our Emergency Services work tirelessly 24-hours-a-day, 365 days of the year to keep us safe and to protect our liberty, so it is only right that we recognise their commitment to our society.
We are all immensely proud of the dedicated men and women on our front line, who each and every day protect us from harm, deliver us from danger and tend to us in our hours of need. That is why today, we proudly fly the 999 Emergency Service Flag at the Civic Offices in Epping.
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