Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fire Service set to celebrate 999 Day with emergency service colleagues

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be celebrating 999 Day on Thursday, 9 September to recognise all staff and volunteers that work to keep Essex safe.

In its 4th year, the national 999 Day campaign seeks to recognise the approximately 2 million people who work and volunteer for emergency services across the UK.

It also recognises and remembers more than 7,500 members of UK emergency services who have been killed in the line of duty in the last 200 years.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is asking members of the public to join them in observing a two minutes’ silence at 9am on 9th September to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice when protecting their communities.

In Essex, ECFRS works with Essex Police, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EAAST), NHS Trusts in North, Mid and South Essex as well as Her Majesty’s Coastguard, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Essex Search and Rescue to help keep people safe.

Throughout the day, ECFRS will be sharing stories of how the Service has worked with emergency service colleagues throughout the pandemic and will encourage members of the public to learn more about the different emergency services in Essex.

Rick Hylton, Deputy Chief Fire Officer said: “999 Day is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the thousands of people working and volunteering with emergency services to help make Essex a safe place to live, work and travel.

“For us, it’s a chance to highlight how we work closely with our emergency service colleagues and how we’ve united during the pandemic to keep Essex safe.

“Please join us in observing a two minutes' silence at 9am on Thursday, 9th September as we recognise the people who have lost their lives in the line of duty as well as everyone who works tirelessly to make a difference in their communities.”

Follow #999Day #EssexUnites and #StaySafeEssex on social media throughout the day to learn more about the work of 999 services in Essex.

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