Provost pays tribute to local services ahead of 999 Emergency Services Day

Wednesday, 7 September, 2022

Provost Gillian Renwick with local Fire and Rescue Service Officers Provost Gillian Renwick met with local Fire and Rescue Service Officers to mark this year’s 999 Emergency Services Day. 

Launched in 2018, the national day of tribute is now an annual fixture, when the nation celebrates its emergency personnel and remembers those killed in the line of duty.

Fittingly it begins at 9am on Friday 9 September - to represent the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month when Council employees will observe a nationwide two minutes' silence.

Provost Renwick was joined by Group Commander David Moore and his team from East & West Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute Scottish Fire and Rescue Service*.

They met at Council HQ and displayed the special Emergency Services flag which will be flown at the Council Headquarters in Kirkintilloch on Friday 9 September.

Provost Renwick said, “It was an honour to pay tribute to our local fire service personnel and thank some of them in person for the role they play in protecting the lives of people living and working in East Dunbartonshire. 

"This day of recognition is an opportunity to remind ourselves, as a community, that we have a duty to use our Police, Fire and Ambulance services responsibly for we never know the day or hour we may rely on them to save our lives or those of people we love.  We must also remember that in the line of often dangerous duties, emergency service personnel have suffered injury and some have sadly lost their lives.   

"On behalf of the people of East Dunbartonshire I thank them for their service - we will proudly fly the Emergency Services Day flag to recognise the vital contribution Emergency Services personnel make to our daily lives.”

* Unfortunately our colleagues from Scottish Ambulance Service and Police Scotland were unable to attend the photocall

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