SFRS Stands With UK Emergency Services Family To Mark Emergency Services Day

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is today joining the UK’s emergency service family in marking Emergency Services Day, also known as 999 Day.

Emergency Services Day has become a milestone event for the SFRS and its partners since launching in 2017.

This annual occasion highlights the sacrifices made by the UK’s close to 2 million emergency service workers.

It also commemorates the more than 7500 emergency service staff who have lost their lives in the line of duty during the past 200 years.

Our staff will mark the occasion by taking part in a two-minute’s silence and by raising four Emergency Services Day flags at the National HQ and three Service Delivery Areas.

Martin Blunden is the SFRS Chief Officer.

He said: “There are many organisations within the UK emergency service family, but we all have one shared and definitive goal: to protect others.
“Emergency Services Day exists to honour the extraordinary commitment and sacrifices of the UK’s close to 2 million emergency service workers.
“And it’s always very humbling for me to reflect on the outstanding work of everyone connected with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
“We will also remember those from our own fire service family who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
“Emergency Services Day is for all of us, everyone who wears the SFRS crest and who helps to make Scotland safer.”

For more on the milestone event, click here

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