We are honoured that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rt Hon Theresa May MP has given her support to this Official Emergency Services Day campaign, and to the National Emergency Services Memorial. We thank the Prime Minister for her support.

Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister

Prime Minister

“I’m proud to support this National Memorial and the creation of an official emergency services day. The men and women of our emergency services are there for us when we need them most. As a nation, we are indebted to them for their courage and their sacrifice and it is absolutely right that we should honour their incredible service in this very special way.”


You can find a much more comprehensive list of our supporters at www.NESM.org.uk/supporters.

First Ministerial Support for NESM and 999 Day

“Our emergency services perform some of the most demanding and vital work in order to protect us all. It is entirely right that the extraordinary commitment, courage and selfless dedication they demonstrate should be honoured. I am pleased to give my support to this National Emergency Services Memorial and 999 day.” FIRST MINISTER OF SCOTLAND, Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP

“I am proud to support a national emergency services memorial to remember those in the emergency services, past and present, who have lost their lives in the course of duty in helping and protecting others. They served us with distinction and courage and we are indebted to them. This memorial shows our gratitude by honouring their sacrifice.” FIRST MINISTER OF WALES, Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM

“We are indebted to our emergency services who daily endanger their lives to ensure our health, safety and well-being. Sadly, there have been many from our Fire, Police, Ambulance, Health and Coastguard emergency services who have died whilst on the call of duty. It is important we remember their sacrifice and dedication to their profession. Particularly during our darkest days in Northern Ireland when men and women left their families never to return from duty. I support the campaign for the National Emergency Services Memorial – the first combined memorial of its kind in the UK. We owe a gratitude to the brave men and women who have worked in our emergency services and I hope this memorial will act as a national symbol of remembrance.” FMR FIRST MINISTER OF NORTHERN IRELAND, Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA