Our team were very grateful to receive their National Emergency Services Day flag in the post recently.  In case you haven’t come across this event : The Emergency Services Day will begin at 9am on 9th September annually (9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month) with two minutes’ silence to remember emergency services personnel killed as a result of their duties.   There are planned a series of events across the UK on Sunday 8th September with the main national ‘999 Day’ event taking place in Edinburgh.

What is the aim of the day

To promote the work of the emergency services, promote efficiency, educate the public, and promote volunteering opportunities. Volunteers are an essential part of the emergency services and they play a core part in keeping Britain safe. Such volunteering roles include; Special Constables, Retained Firefighters, NHS Community Responders, St John Ambulance, RNLI, Search and Rescue and Coastguard volunteers.  Our team will be showing their support by sharing content on social media and having the Emergency Services Day flag flown at an iconic location in Thanet. Keep following our social media channels to find out more.

The Emergency Services Day is also part of the Emergency Services Memorial, the ‘999’ Day is an excellent opportunity for other emergency services charities to fundraise, raise their profile and participate in this event. The day is inspired by Armed Forces Day (AFD), our team are proud to proud to support this event and promote the work of all emergency services across the UK.

Want more information

Would you like to get involved in Emergency Services Day?  More information on how to get involved

Follow the Emergency Services Day team on social media channels:

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More useful links

HM Coastguard Association

Emergency Services Memorial

Acknowledgements

Emergency Services Day ambassadors and support team


Andy Mills

Thanet RNLI Community Safety Officer Striving to reduce accidental drownings by 50% by 2024 by spreading key safety messages to Thanet communities and its visitors.