Emergency Services Day celebrated in Hinckley

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 9 September 2021

EMERGENCY SERVICES DAY was celebrated in Hinckley today (9 September), with two special flags being flown from both the Council’s Hinckley Hub building and the Green Flag award-winning Argents Mead park.

Ted Hollick, the Mayor for Hinckley and Bosworth, gave a short speech during the raising of the flag which recognised the work of the local emergency services.

Member of Parliament for Bosworth, Dr. Luke Evans, also paid tribute to those working in the emergency services.

His statement, posted on social media site Facebook, reads: “Today on 999 Day, I’d like pay tribute to those working in the emergency services and in the NHS, who have worked tirelessly in the face of unprecedented challenges.

“A huge thank you for keeping us all safe – day and night.”

On Twitter, Coun. Michael Mullaney (Lib Dem, De Montfort), thanked the emergency services for doing an ‘amazing’ job every day.

He said: “Our emergency services here in Hinckley & Bosworth, and across the country do an amazing job every day, and have done especially [sic] through these difficult times during Covid-19.

“[It’s] good to see their fantastic work being marked.”

Emergency Services Day is held annually and is a day to show support to the NHS and the emergency services.

It helps to promote the emergency services’ work, using their services responsibly, educating the public on basic lifesaving skills, and promoting the careers and volunteering opportunities which are available.

Volunteers are an ‘essential’ part of the emergency services family, playing a core part in helping to keep Britain safe.

Roles of a 999 volunteer include: Special Constables, Retained Firefighters, NHS Community Responders, St. John’s Ambulance and the RNLI’s Search and Rescue Coastguard volunteers.

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