Emergency Services Day ( also referred to as 999 day ) is a recognised National day throughout the UK. It is easily remembered every year as 999 day commences at 09:00 on the 9th day of the 9th month.
The 999 Day flag will fly from all local authority buildings and will be raised at 9am on September 9.
Independent Councillor William McCandless says that "this day gives us an opportunity to support those men and women who serve in the ranks of the NHS and Emergency Services and educates the public about using the emergency services responsibly and to promote volunteering across the emergency services."
He went onto say "It is a day to recognise the dedication and commitment of all those who work tirelessly across the NHS and Emergency Services, including those who give of their time voluntarily.
"All of us have been impacted by coronavirus over the past 18 months. This is a day to recognise the dedication and commitment we have witnessed by members of our emergency services who have taken risks to help protect our people and communities. They have demonstrated incredible resilience and bravery and it is only right and proper that we show our gratitude and say a massive THANK YOU for all that they have done and will continue to do to keep us healthy and safe.
"It is not just at a time of crisis such as pandemics that we rely on Emergency Services.
"We rely and depend on them each day of our lives to help to ensure our safety and provide urgent care, support and treatment to those who need it. This is appreciated by us all."