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It’s 999DayUK! Celebrate the emergency services in the UK with these 9 interesting facts!

It’s the 9th day of the 9th month and that means that it’s 999 Day in the UK!

999 Day is a day set aside to remember, celebrate, and honour the emergency services in the UK.  Read on to find out more about this day.

 

999 Day UK (9th September) facts:

  • 999 Day begins on the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month each year.
  • The first #999DayUK was held in 2018.
  • The first 999 Day event was held in Manchester.
  • A thanksgiving service is held to honour those who have died in public service. 
  • The day begins at 9am with 2 minutes of silence to remember those who have lost their lives while performing their duties.
  • 999 Day honours all members of the emergency services including: special constabulary; NHS community responders; retained firefighters; RNLI; and coastguard volunteers; as well as the police, ambulance; and fire services.
  • The 999 Day flag has a circle embedded into it to represent each emergency service.
  • 999 Day is an opportunity to learn more about the emergency services working tirelessly to help people in the UK.
  • Follow 999 Day of Facebook or Twitter

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