Mid Ulster marks Emergency Services Day 2021
To mark Emergency Services Day 2021, Thursday 9th September, the Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Paul McLean and other Elected Members met with representatives from the NHS and emergency services to personally pay tribute to, and thank, them.
Representatives from the Police Service, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, and Lough Neagh Rescue, as well as an Emergency Nurse from the Northern Trust, a Ward Sister from the Southern Trust and a local GP, attended. In recognition of the NHS and emergency services the Chair also held a minute's silence.
He said: “Today, Thursday 9th September, we recognise Emergency Services ‘999’ Day and all those who so selflessly continue to dedicate their time to the emergency services. This recognition has never been more poignant and appropriate than over the last 18 months where our emergency services have truly gone above and beyond the call of duty in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emergency Services 999 Day is your chance to support the heroic men and women of the NHS and emergency services. Not many people will be fortunate enough to never have to make that vital 999 call during their lifetime- whether it’s for themselves, their family, their friends or indeed for a complete stranger who requires immediate assistance. In many cases, the actions of these quick-thinking first responders can literally mean the difference between life and death.
"We celebrate and are grateful for our emergency services today, and every day."