9th September is Emergency Services Day across the UK.
This national day is the nation’s chance to show its appreciation for the almost two million people who serve in the NHS, health and social care (NI) and the emergency services. 999 Day has been around since 2017, and is supported by HM The Queen, the Prime Minister, and First Ministers. It has the support of all branches of our emergency services across the country.
Subject to operational demands, you may wish to show your support on 999 Day by participating in the 2 minutes’ silence at 9am on 9th September, to remember the more than 7,500 members of the emergency services who have been killed in the line of duty over the last 200 years.
It is, of course, also an opportunity to once again remember our own colleagues who have paid the ultimate price in the line of duty over the years.
John Robins QPM DL