Chesterfield council flies the flag in honour of emergency service workers

Chesterfield Town Hall will be flying the flag in appreciation of NHS and emergency services heroes today (September 9).

Thursday, 9th September 2021, 10:10 am

At 9am on Thursday, Chesterfield Borough Council proudly raised the 999-Emergency Services Day flag above the town hall alongside other public buildings across the country to show their appreciation for emergency service workers.

A two-minute silence was also held at 9am, with Chesterfield residents encouraged to get involved and honour of all those that have lost their lives in services.

Emergency Services Day – also known as 999 Day – acts to promote the work of the emergency services and the responsible use them, educating the public about essential skills, and the many career and volunteering opportunities available.

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Councillor Tricia Gilby, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “Chesterfield Borough Council is proud to be supporting Emergency Services Day 2021 in honour of our selfless emergency service workers.

“Approximately two million people across the country work and volunteer across the NHS and emergency services today, and without these people, our emergency services could not operate, so it is really important that we show just how grateful we are and take a moment to remember those who have lost their lives in service.”

Councillor Glenys Falconer, Mayor of Chesterfield, added: “We are proud to be involved in Emergency Services Day 2021 and our thanks go out to each and every individual who provides these essential services.

“After the past 18 months, it feels more important than ever to celebrate and show our appreciation for those who have worked around the clock to keep us safe and protected.”

For more information on Emergency Services Day 2021 visit www.999day.org.uk/.

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