Flags flown to celebrate Emergency Services Day 2021
9 September 2021
A flag is being flown outside three Powys public buildings today to celebrate Emergency Services Day 2021.
At 9am this morning, the ninth day of the ninth month, Powys County Council raised branded 'Emergency Services Day' flags to show support for the selfless NHS and emergency services heroes, and to remember over 7,500 members of the emergency services who, over the last 200 years, have been killed in the line of duty.
The flags are being flown outside Neuadd Brycheiniog in Brecon, County Hall in Llandrindod Wells, and Ladywell House in Newtown.
Approximately two millionpeople work across the UK emergency services, many of whom are volunteers, without whom the emergency services could not operate effectively.
Leader of Powys County Council, Cllr Rosemarie Harris said: "My thanks go out to all those who take up these positions to keep our communities safe, but I feel it's also incredibly important to take some time to honour those workers and volunteers who have unfortunately lost their lives to protect ours and I think today is the perfect opportunity to do this.
"With the flags flying over three of our buildings, our support and appreciation for the work of our emergency services is shown, and I personally would like to thank you all for your dedication and commitment."
Those who would like to get involved and show their support throughout today, feel free to do so by using the hashtag #999Day on social media.
For more information on Emergency Services Day and how to get involved, please visit https://www.999day.org.uk/