It's Emergency Services Day

Emergency Services Day 2019

It's Emergency Services Day today! Once again, we are celebrating the work of our blue light services to mark the day.

Inspired by Armed Forces Day, the national day is held annually (at the 9th hour, of the 9th day, of the 9th month) and pays tribute, with a two minutes’ silence, to all emergency services personnel killed as a result of their duties.

The day aims to promote efficiency in the emergency services, to educate the public about using the emergency services responsibly and to promote volunteering opportunities across the emergency services.

Often people think of the firefighters, paramedics and police officers when they think of 999 services. However, the huge network of other staff and volunteers behind the scenes, all play a vital role in keeping our communities safe. 

Interim Chief Executive, Dorothy Hosein, said: "999 Day is the perfect day to highlight the width and breadth of the work that we do here at EEAST. We are also proud to support and promote the excellent work carried out in partnership with our blue light colleagues across the region. 

"No day is the same in any emergency service and we rely on the care, teamwork, honesty, quality and respect of our staff and volunteers, to play our part in keeping people safe, so thank you once again to everyone within the Trust!" 

To give the public an insight into its work, the Trust has taken to social media, alongside other emergency services colleagues, who are using the hashtag #999DayUK.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn, for regular updates and posts throughout the day. 

In addition to this and in recognition that the ambulance service face specific challenges, ambulance employers, staff side colleagues, Mind and NHS Employers have created a host of resources to support you in your day-to-day roles and career. Check them out now.

For more information on 999 Day and how to get involved, visit: www.999day.org.uk 

Published 9th September 2019

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