About

EMERGENCY SERVICES DAY – Starts 9am on 9th SEPTEMBER each year.

Our aim is simple, to promote the work of the emergency services, promote efficiency, educate the public, and promote volunteering opportunities. Volunteers are an essential part of the emergency services and they play a core part in keeping Britain safe. Such volunteering roles include; Special Constables, Retained Firefighters, NHS Community Responders, St John Ambulance, RNLI, Search and Rescue and Coastguard volunteers.

Inspired by the Armed Forces Day, we are proud to put on this annual event to support and promote the excellent work carried out by emergency services from across the UK.

Whilst the 999 Day is part of the National Emergency Services Memorial, the 999 day is for all emergency services and all 999 charities.

The emergency services day will:

  • Promote volunteering across the emergency services including special constabulary, NHS community responders, retained firefighters, RNLI and coastguard volunteers.
  • Promote using the emergency services responsibly.
  • Educate the public on essential skills including how to be safe in the water, fire safety, crime prevention, and basic yet essential life saving skills.
  • The 999 day will be an excellent event for emergency services charities to fundraise, raise their profile, and generate support.

The National Emergency Services Memorial is a Registered Charity in England and Wales (1172996) and Scotland (SC048678)