Following the success of the first service of the 999 Emergency Services National Memorial service of thanksgiving, the UK is set the celebrate the first ever 999 Emergency Services Day. Thanks to the hard work of Tom Scholes-Fogg and his team.
The 999 Emergency Day has received official support from UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
The first service was held at the Manchester Cathedral and honoured 7000 people have lost their lives in the line of duty. The Service of Thanksgiving was well attended and well supported by members of parliament and senior officers from all aspects of the emergency services.
A beautiful service to celebrate emergency service workers ahead of the first @Official999Day this Sunday. Congratulations to the brilliant work of @TScholesFogg for @TheNESM pic.twitter.com/Owyxdum53U
— Louise Haigh MP (@LouHaigh) September 7, 2018
The National Emergency Services Memorial is a registered charity which is aiming to raise £2 Million to build a dedicated national cenotaph which will be dedicated to all emergency services the first of its kind within the United Kingdom.
The National Emergency Services Memorial is a Registered Charity in England and Wales (1172996) and Scotland (SC048678). As the official charity for a national 999 cenotaph, @Official999Day & @999Festival you can have peace of mind when you donate to us: https://t.co/GQs6s9XUNB
— National Emergency Services Memorial (@TheNESM) September 4, 2018
This is to honour the 7,000 plus personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty and giving thanks and appreciation to the more than 1.5 Million people who work within an emergency service within the United Kingdom today.
The first Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving took place on Friday 7th September 2018 the closest Friday to the 9th September, which will mark National Emergency Services Memorial Day.
The service took place at Manchester Cathedral and was attended by the Minister of State for Policing and Fire Service, RT Hon Nick Hurd MP, Shadow Police Minister, Louise Haigh MP and Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester for policing Baroness Hughes.
Delighted to be attending the Inaugural Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving in Manchester today .
— Nick Hurd (@NickHurdUK) September 7, 2018
Personal from across the emergency services attended the event from all corners of the United Kingdom including police, fire, ambulance, search and rescue including the coastguard with a performance by the Washington Blue Light Choir.
— Blue Light Choir (@bluelightchoir) September 7, 2018
This Sunday a second event will be launched named Emergency Services Day, which following the success of Armed Forces Day the 999 Day will take place on 9th September which will begin on the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month.
The first 999 Day taking place on Sunday 9th September 2018 at Heaton Park, Manchester between 09:00am and 16:00pm. The 999 Day will promote volunteering in the emergency services, educate the public about using the services responsibly, teach life-saving skills, and promote the work our brave services do on a daily basis.
The Prime Minister Theresa May has said “I’m proud to support this National Memorial and the creation of an official emergency services day. The men and women of our emergency services are there for us when we need them most. As a nation, we are indebted to them for their courage and their sacrifice and it is absolutely right that we should honour their incredible service in this very special way.”
The Founder of the charity, Tom Scholes-Fogg, said: “I am delighted that the Charity and its aims have the support of our Prime Minister. The NESM, Festival and 999 Day are a great opportunity for us all to honour the men, women and service animals who have given so much in the name of public duty.”
Police Fed Chair John Apter tweeted his support to recognise and celebrate our brilliant 999 families.
— John Apter (@PFEW_Chair) September 8, 2018
Member of Parliment Yasmin Qureshi tweeted that she paid tribute to the more than one million people who work within the Emergency Service in the UK and honour more than 7,000 people who have lost their live in the line of duty.
Today, we pay tribute to more than one million people who work in the #EmergencyServices in the UK, and honour more than 7,000 people who have lost their lives in the line of duty @Official999Day #999DayUK @TheNESM pic.twitter.com/MgCqCUKhdv
— Yasmin Qureshi MP (@YasminQureshiMP) September 7, 2018
A privilege to attend the inaugural @TheNESM @TScholesFogg representing @GMLO_UK @ManCathedral with @LordMayorOfMcr @Afzal4Gorton fitting tribute on @Official999Day from @NickHurdUK pic.twitter.com/IqolxCZPl0
— Edith Conn OBE DL JP (@edith_conn) September 7, 2018
Dee and Mark Proud to be attending the service of thanksgiving.
Mark is honoured to be attending the Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving in #Manchester today with @WYPDeeCollins
— West Yorks PCC (@WestYorksOPCC) September 7, 2018
I’m proud to support
@Official999Day, and back the campaign for a lasting memorial to those who have died in the line of duty and for all public servants who work for us day in, day out.
I'm proud to support @Official999Day, and back the campaign for a lasting memorial to those who have died in the line of duty and for all public servants who work for us day in, day out.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) September 7, 2018
Flying the flag
Cleveland Police are today proudly flying the Emergency Service Day flag.
It was great to get Cleveland's emergency services together yesterday to mark the first Emergency Services Day. They put their lives on the line for us every day and deserve celebrating. @ClevelandPolice @ClevelandFB @NEAmbulance @MCA_media @ClevelandMRT https://t.co/VcfF11NCCD pic.twitter.com/t0i0vmXfth
— Cleveland PCC (@Cleveland_PCC) September 7, 2018
North Wales Fire along with the police and ambulance service are also showing their support for Emergency Service Day.
We are supporting the national Emergency Services Day this Sunday recognising the work of our 999 teams and encouraging our communities to stay safe #999DayUK #oneteam @NWP @WelshAmbulance @Official999Day pic.twitter.com/98GN20TzPL
— North Wales Fire (@NorthWalesFire) September 7, 2018
Gateshead Council is flying the flag.
9am on Sunday marks the official start of @Official999Day & we'll be flying the #999DayUK flag at the Civic Centre all weekend, to show our appreciation for emergency services across the country https://t.co/81V9gODHe1 pic.twitter.com/qGyLQgkemd
— Gateshead Council (@GMBCouncil) September 7, 2018
Emergency Services Day flag flying high above Shropshire Fire and Rescue.
Flying high at Shrewsbury Fire Station/HQ @Official999Day flag. 9/9/18 marks the first #999DayUK Celebrating the work of our emergency services and remembering those we have lost. pic.twitter.com/Xv9nZlcITO
— Craig Jackson (@SFRS_cjackson) September 7, 2018
Flying the flag Stroud Town Council when things go wrong.
— Stroud Town Council (@TownStroud) September 7, 2018
At 9am on 9/9 there will be a two minutes’ silence to remember all who have been killed as a result of their service to our nation.
— Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (@CheshireFire) September 7, 2018
@lisburnccc hosted a Flag Raising Ceremony this morning at @LVIConference to mark Emergency Services Day. For more information about Emergency Services Day please visit: https://t.co/slauucgmBa. #999DayUK pic.twitter.com/R7PMbhZ9Sh
— LCCC (@lisburnccc) September 8, 2018
Durham City flying the flag the emergency service flag flying high above city hall.
We're flying the emergency services flag high above County Hall this weekend, in line with the @Official999Day taking place on Sunday 9 September. 999 day recognises the amazing, selfless work of our incredible emergency services. Read more: https://t.co/iqfIS2qr4G #999DayUK pic.twitter.com/MOzy3VyhIv
— DurhamCountyCouncil (@DurhamCouncil) September 7, 2018
— Lindsay Hoyle (@LindsayHoyle_MP) September 7, 2018
If you would like to support 999 Day please visit http://www.999day.org.uk
Please attend the on Sunday 9th September 2018 at Heaton Park, Manchester between 09:00am and 16:00pm.