Emergency Services Day in Taunton, will be marked by Somerset West & Taunton Council (SWT) with a flag raising ceremony at Deane House.
The 999 Flag will be raised on Friday 6 September and will remain flying until the following week.
The ceremony at Deane House will be hosted by the Mayor of Taunton, Cllr Francesca Smith, and the Chair of SWT, Cllr Hazel Prior-Sankey and they will be joined by representatives from local emergency service organisations including the police, ambulance and fire brigade.
National Emergency Services Day takes place on 9th September every year with a two minutes silence held at 9am (the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month) to remember personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
It is also an opportunity to promote efficiency, educate the public, and promote volunteering opportunities which are an essential part of the emergency services who play a core part in keeping our community safe; as well as fund raise, shout about their success and participate in events.
Such volunteering roles include; Special Constables, Retained Firefighters, NHS Community Responders, St John Ambulance, RNLI, Search and Rescue and Coastguard volunteers.
Cllr Hazel Prior-Sankey, Chairman of SWT, told Tone News this week: “The Council is proud to show its support for the emergency services across our area by flying the 999 Flag”
“The emergency services are always there for us when we need them and often go the extra mile to ensure that people, animals and the environment are safe and in good hands”.
“It is wonderful that we can show our appreciation for their work and dedication by flying the flag at Deane House which is also home to our colleagues from the Avon and Somerset Police”.
Find out more on the Emergency Services Day website
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