Celebrating Emergency Services Day 2020

Date: 09 September 2020

999 Day UK flag

Today we are joining our blue light colleagues in the police, fire and rescue service and wider NHS to celebrate national Emergency Services Day 2020.

This annual event takes place to thank the heroic men and women who work or volunteer in the NHS and emergency services while promoting the wide range of career opportunities which are available.

It begins at 9am on the ninth day of the ninth month with two minutes’ silence to remember the more than 7,500 members of the emergency services who have been killed as a result of their duties .

The remainder of the day will give people the chance to show their support for NHS and emergency services staff and volunteers by using the hashtag #999DayUK on social media.

Dorothy Hosein, EEAST Chief Executive, said: “Emergency Services Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate the dedication of our hard-working staff and volunteers while thanking all 999 workers for their selflessness and commitment.

“It is also a fantastic chance for anyone who is interested in a career in the emergency services to find out more about the wide range of opportunities which are available.

“We are proud to support and promote the excellent work carried out in partnership with our blue light colleagues across the region. No two days are the same in any emergency service, which is why we rely on the teamwork, honesty and dedication of our staff and volunteers to keep people safe. My thanks go to each and every one of them.”

For more information on 999 Day and how to get involved, click here.

  • Summary:

    Today we are joining our blue light colleagues in the police, fire and rescue service and wider NHS to celebrate national Emergency Services Day 2020.