Emergency Services Day 2022
It’s national Emergency Services Day today and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst, wants to thank all emergency service workers and volunteers for everything they do to keep Essex safe.
Emergency Services Day, also known as 999 Day, is a national event and an opportunity for the country to pay tribute to approximately two million people who work and volunteer across the NHS and emergency services.
The day also remembers more than 7,500 emergency services workers who have been killed in the line of duty in the last 200 years.
Roger said: “I am proud to be part of Emergency Services Day celebrations today and want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who works and volunteers across our emergency services in Essex.
“The recent experience of the heatwave has demonstrated how much we rely on our emergency services, and how important they are in the most difficult times. Their hard work, dedication and commitment helps save lives even if that means putting their own at risk.
“Today is a chance to reflect on their service to the country and an opportunity to thank them all for the critical role they play in keeping our communities safe. Once again, thank you for all that you do.”