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Tomorrow is Emergency Services Day!

September 8, 2021 9:48 PM
By Shirley Niblock



At 9am on Thursday 9 September, Chesterfield Borough Council will proudly raise the 999-Emergency Services Day flag above Chesterfield Town Hall, as public buildings across the country fly the flag to show their appreciation for emergency service workers.

Residents in Chesterfield are also encouraged to take part in a two minute silence at 9am in honour of all those that have lost their lives in services.

Emergency Services Day (also known as 999 Day) is a national day across the UK. It is supported by HM The Queen, the Prime Minister and First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

999 Day is your 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.

The Emergency Services Day:

  • Promotes our 999 heroes who serve / have served.

  • Promotes career and volunteer opportunities across the emergency services.

  • Promotes using the emergency services responsibly.

  • Educates the public on essential life-saving skills.

  • Promotes emergency services charities and the work they do.

  • Promotes campaigns being run by frontline emergency services.