Blue light services join forces for Emergency Services Day
Cheshire Constabulary have joined forces with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to celebrate 999 Day, also known as Emergency Services Day.
The special day, which celebrates all of the emergency services' hard work and dedication, is marked with a two minutes on the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month.
Across the UK, all emergency services from the likes of police, fire and ambulance support and mark the day, along with HM The Queen; HRH The Prince of Wales; HRH The Duke of Cambridge; the Prime Minister; the First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
An incredible two million people work and volunteer across the NHS and emergency services, counting a quarter of a million first responders, including the thousands of staff and officers who work for both Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, who protect and keep the public of Cheshire safe.
Chief Fire Officer Mark Cashin said: "It is great to have a dedicated day during which we can mark the hard work done by our fantastic emergency services. During the past 18-months, the importance of all of our services has been amplified, and we have seen both in Cheshire and across the country the vital role we play in protecting communities.
"Our firefighters and staff have been fantastic throughout this time, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for all their hard work."
Chief Constable Mark Roberts said: "We are delighted to be marking the national Emergency Services Day here in Cheshire. We see every day the vital role all our emergency services play, and this has been highlighted even more since the start of the pandemic.
"I would like to thank all of our officers and staff for the fantastic work they do in keeping our communities safe, and I'd also like to extend those thanks to our partners for their efforts in protecting the public of Cheshire."
999 Day in Cheshire
Chief Constable Mark Roberts, Chief Fire Officer Mark Cashin and Assistant Chief Fire Officer Paul Binyon raised the Emergency Services Day flag at Cheshire Constabulary's headquarters at 9am (Thursday 9 September). The flag will fly high at Clemonds Hey, Winsford for the remainder of Emergency Services Day.
A flag was also raised at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Sadler Road Training Centre by training officers and people gathered outside to remember those who have serviced for the public over many years.
Superintendent Gareth Wrigley from Cheshire Constabulary and Deputy Chief Fire Officer Alex Waller from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service attended an event organised by Cheshire West and Chester Council, which thanked all the emergency services for their hard work over the incredibly difficult last 12 months and beyond.
For more information about Emergency Services Day you can read more and get involved by heading to the Emergency Services Day website – https://www.999day.org
Last updated: Thursday 09 September 2021