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
“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 honoured to give my support to the National Emergency Services Memorial in hosting the Annual Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving and the National 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 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