Emergency Services Day is the holiday dedicated to, perhaps, the most courageous people. The significance of the holiday is evidenced by the fact that it was supported by the first persons of Northern Ireland, the Queen, the Prime Minister and other ministers, as well as the authorities of Scotland and Wales.
The idea of the holiday is to teach people to use emergency services more responsibly. Thus, citizens learn basic life-saving skills. In addition, events attract people to volunteer activities. This day dedicated to emergency services was founded in 2016, and in 2017 Theresa May gave it official status.
- The first Emergency Services Day was held at Heaton Park in Manchester.
- Every year, a new place is chosen for the celebration.
- Another name for the holiday is 999 Day, in honor of the 999 emergency service number used in many countries.
- Emergency services are firefighters, paramedics, doctors, and pilots.
- The more people are trained, the safer the society.
How to take part
During the holiday, educational events are held. Be sure to visit them to learn how to provide first aid. If there are people in your environment who save people, be sure to thank them for their courage. Become a volunteer – for this you can choose one of several directions. Make a donation to any emergency service.
When is Emergency Services Day in 2023?
Emergency Services Day is observed on September 9 each year.