The President of the Committee for Home Affairs and the President of the Committee for Health & Social Care are marking ‘999 Day’ by thanking members of the St John Emergency Ambulance Service, Guernsey Police and Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service.

Sunday 9th September has been designated as national emergency services day (or 999 day) in the UK and the Guernsey politicians with oversight of the island’s blue light services have taken the opportunity to celebrate the work of our 999 crews.

Deputy Mary Lowe said “Our emergency services do a fantastic job, 24 hours a day all year round, keeping our community safe. They often work in difficult and sometimes dangerous circumstances, requiring bravery and courage. Much of their work goes unnoticed, but we know they are there when we need them.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to say a public thank you to the staff of the police, fire and ambulance on 999 day. I would also like to thank the backroom staff and volunteers who support those on the frontline”

Deputy Heidi Soulsby added “I would like to pay tribute to the staff at the St John Emergency Ambulance Service. The ambulance clinicians provide first class care and treatment for islanders when they most need it. They can often make a difference between life and death. Like their colleagues in police and fire, their work is often in difficult circumstances and due to the medical nature of the work much of what they do goes unreported, so this is our chance to thank them for their commitment and service.”

The Emergency Services Day is a UK initiative to promote and celebrate the work of the blue light services, educate the public and promote the volunteering opportunities. The national day will officially begin at 9am on 9th September (9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month).

The inaugural 999 day event will take place in Heaton Park, Manchester on Sunday.

Posted: September 8, 2018