EMERGENCY SERVICES DAY – 9th SEPTEMBER each year.
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 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:
- 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.
Who’s behind the 999 Day?:
Tom Scholes-Fogg is the Founder and CEO of the Emergency Services Day. He decided to set the day up after discovering that there was no annual day across Britain to honour our 999 heroes. Tom then secured the support of the Prime Minister, Theresa May, who backed Tom’s vision. The 999 Day has seen HM The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH The Duke of Cambridge and many others promoting the 999 Day and visiting first responders. Tom is also a police officer within a major English police force, and is the Founder and Chairman of the National Emergency Services Memorial.
Keith Fraser is the Deputy CEO of the Emergency Services Day. He served as a senior police officer and is currently the Chair of the Youth Justice Board of England and Wales, having been appointed by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice in April 2020. Keith is also Vice Chair of the National Emergency Services Memorial.
We are currently working on a more comprehensive ‘about us / team’ section of the website.