Emergency Services Day (also known as 999 Day) is a Government backed national day across the UK. It is backed by the Prime Minister and First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 999 Day is your chance to support the heroic men and women of the NHS and emergency services.
#999Day promotes the work of the emergency services, promotes using the emergency services responsibly, educates the public about basic lifesaving skills, and promotes the many career and volunteering opportunities available.
Volunteers are an essential part of the emergency services family and they play a core part in keeping Britain safe. 999 volunteer roles include; Special Constables, Retained Firefighters, NHS Community Responders, St John Ambulance, RNLI, Search and Rescue and Coastguard volunteers.
The Emergency Services Day 2020:
The 3rd Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving was due to take place in Belfast on Friday 4th September 2020. Because of the Coronavirus the decision was taken to cancel the physical event at Belfast Cathedral. Instead, the 4th Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving on Friday 3rd September 2021 will take place in Belfast.
The 3rd Emergency Services Festival will be an online programme, broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. This will consist of pre-recorded footage which will be edited together, and that programme will be broadcast at 2pm on Friday 4th September 2020 on social media, which is when the 999 Festival was due to begin.
- Promotes our 999 heroes who serve / have served.
- Promotes career and volunteer opportunities across the emergency services.
- Promotes using the emergency services responsibly.
- Educates the public on essential life-saving skills.
- Promotes emergency services charities and the work they do.
- Promotes campaigns being run by frontline emergency services.