14 Sep 999 Day service , St Chad’s Church
The Lord-Lieutenant for shropshire, Anna Turner and the county’s High Sheriff Tony Morris-Eyton, mayors, councillors and representatives from West Mercia Police, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Chief, and West Midlands Ambulance attended a 999 service at St Chad’s church in support for all those who choose to work in the NHS and other emergency services. The service began with a nationally observed 2 minute silence at 9am in remembrance of emergency service personnel who have given their lives in the line of duty.
In her speech, the Lord Lieutenant paid tribute to workers “We teach our children how to dial 999 from an early age because we know our Emergency Services are so incredibly important, in a crisis they bring help, knowledge, calm and support, I am so pleased that we have this very special day to put them at the front of our thoughts and show the gratitude they deserve”.
Emergency Services Day (also known as 999 Day) is a national day across the UK. It is supported by HM The Queen, the Prime Minister and First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 999Day is for the public to show their support for the heroic men and women of the NHS and emergency services. 999Day promotes the work of the emergency services, promotes using the emergency services responsibly, educates the public about basic lifesaving skills, and promotes the many career and volunteering opportunities available. Volunteers are an essential part of the emergency services family and they play a core part in keeping Britain safe. 999 volunteer roles include; Special Constables, Retained Firefighters, NHS Community Responders, St John Ambulance, RNLI, Search and Rescue and Coastguard volunteers.