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Sefton Council to fly flag for the emergency services

Flags to support the emergency services will be raised at Bootle Town Hall and Southport Town Hall on Monday, 9 September in honour of Emergency Services (999) Day.

Now in its second year, 999 Day is part of the National Emergency Services Memorial which is trying to raise at least £3 million to build Britain’s first national cenotaph dedicated to all UK emergency services. The cenotaph will also honour more than 7000 personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty as well as giving thanks to over 2 million people working in the services today.

999 Day is also an opportunity to promote volunteering in the emergency services, educating the public about using the services responsibly, teaching life-saving skills, and promoting the work that the emergency services do on a daily basis.

The Council is also encouraging residents to take part in a 2 minute silence at 9am on 9 September to remember all who have been killed as a result of their service.