Council to mark Emergency Services Day
9 September 2021Emergency Services Day (also known as 999 Day) is the public’s chance to support the heroes of the emergency services.
To mark the event on 9 September, Cheshire West and Chester Council will be holding a flag-raising ceremony in the Town Hall Square, Chester. In addition, key Council buildings will be illuminated in blue tonight to show support to everyone who works and volunteers across the emergency services and NHS.
Cllr Bob Rudd – Chairman of the Council and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Authority, said, "We want to celebrate all that our emergency services do each and every day of the year for the community. Without their dedication, our country would be a much poorer place in which to live.”
#999Day promotes the work of the emergency services, educates the public about basic lifesaving skills and the responsible use of emergency services, and promotes the many career and volunteering opportunities available.
Approximately two million people work and volunteer across the NHS and emergency services today. Volunteers are an essential part of the emergency services family and 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.
Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Martyn Delaney said: “Having relied on the emergency services in the past, I am very happy to support this day that recognises the important role they perform in keeping our residents safe and well. The dedication shown by all those who work for the Emergency Services, be it from behind a desk or delivering the service at the front line, is commendable. On behalf of all the residents of Chester, I offer our heartfelt thanks for being there for us.”