10 February 2010
Jersey's Fire and Rescue Service and the Ambulance Service have together raised £375 for the Help for Heroes charity.
Firefighters, paramedics and emergency control operators are demonstrating their support for the armed services in Iraq and Afghanistan by wearing a 'Help for Heroes' 999 metal pin badge on their uniforms.
The badge was launched at the annual Emergency Services on Tuesday 24 November 2009. The badge, which costs £3, has been designed by the 'Help for Heroes' charity co-founders Bryn and Emma Parry and is designed to be worn on emergency services uniforms.
All proceeds from the sale of the badges go directly to 'Help for Heroes', which raises money to support service men and women who return wounded from active service.
Chief Fire Officer, Mark James, said "Firefighters, Emergency Control Operators and ambulance staff are very proud to wear this new pin badge on their uniforms to demonstrate support for the armed services and to raise money for a very worthwhile cause."