We were immensely honoured that 999 Day had the support of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and are deeply honoured that Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla, along with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, have continued their support for Emergency Services Day and for the 2 million men and women who serve across the 999 and NHS family.
We are grateful to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP and First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, for their support.
“Quote from Prime Minister Sunak to be added.” PRIME MINISTER OF THE UK, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP
“Our emergency services play an absolutely vital role in helping to keep our communities safe. They put themselves in harm’s way to assist others. It is also important to recognise the service’s valuable preventative work, which includes helping the most vulnerable and elderly members of the community to stay safe in their own homes. It is vital that we recognise that huge contribution. Every day, they go beyond the call of duty to keep people safe and looked after.
“I want to send my very best wishes this Emergency Services Day, and thank every single member of our NHS, police, fire service, ambulance service, and other emergency services.” FIRST MINISTER OF SCOTLAND, Rt Hon Humza Yousaf MSP
“I am honoured to give my support to the 999 Day. With the ever-present threat of major incidents, we need to be increasingly mindful of, and indebted to, the bravery and courage of emergency services personnel who put their own lives on the line every day to protect the safety of the public.” FIRST MINISTER OF WALES, Rt Hon Mark Drakeford MS
“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. We owe a gratitude to the brave men and women who have worked in our emergency services.”
FIRST MINISTER OF NORTHERN IRELAND, Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA