We’ll be flying the 999 Flag on Monday, September 9 (9.9.19) to mark Emergency Services Day, organised by the National Emergency Services Memorial.
The charity aims to raise at least £3million to build Britain’s first national cenotaph dedicated to all UK emergency services, and to honour more than 7,000 personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty ,and to give thanks to the more than 2million people working in the emergency services today.
The day is similar to the successful Armed Forces Day, and aims to promote volunteering in the emergency services, educating the public about using the services responsibly, teaching life saving skills and promoting the work our emergency services do on a daily basis.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Pritchard, said: “Recent events in the UK and even closer to home right here in Wrexham have highlighted just how our emergency services put their lives in danger every time they are on duty. On behalf of everyone in Wrexham I would like to thank every serving and former member of the emergency services for their dedication to duty, their bravery and their passion for the job they do here in Wrexham and across the country.”
Chief Executive, Ian Bancroft, echoed these words and said “We should all take a few minutes on Monday to reflect on what the emergency services mean to us, how we rely on them in a 999 situation and how we can encourage everyone to be respectful of the job they do and to be grateful that they are there should we need them in an emergency.”
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