Emergency Services Day (999 Day)
More than 2 million people work and volunteer in the NHS and emergency services, today, including 250,000 first responders. They work in a range of jobs – from answering emergency calls to dealing with administration to practicing medicine, fighting fires, policing the streets and saving lives at sea and on mountains, lowland and in caves!
A 2 minutes silence will beheld at 9am (9th hour, 9th day, 9th month) to remember those NHS and emergency services personnel who have been killed as a result of their service to our nation.
Although confined to certain areas there are many emergency services, not just the ones we see daily. The Emergency services consist of
- Police Service
- Fire and Rescue Services
- Ambulance Services and the NHS
- HM Coastguard
- Independent Lifeboats and the RNLI
- Mountain Rescue
- Lowland Rescue
- Cave Rescue
Why do we celebrate #999day?
- 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.
Give your support to our amazing heroes.