Whilst the 999 Day is part of the National Emergency Services Memorial, the 999 day is about more than NESM!

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 emergency services day is a-political, and as such we hope colleagues and leaders from across the emergency services get behind this excellent campaign.

The NESM’s constitution and Charity Commission Objective for the 999 day is as follows:

The promotion of good citizenship and the effectiveness and efficiency of the Emergency Services for the public benefit, by the promotion of an annual Emergency Services Day in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to encourage people to act responsibly so as to minimise the risk of using the Emergency Services and Emergency Services resources, and as a way of encouraging the public to consider volunteering in a wide range of capacities such as Special Constables and NHS Community Responders.

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