09 September 2021
Jersey's emergency services have marked the National Emergency Services Day for the second year, on 9 September.
Emergency Services Day, also known as 999 Day, is a national day across the United Kingdom and British Isles. It is supported by HM The Queen, the Prime Minister and First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Jersey Fire and Rescue Service (JFRS), States of Jersey Ambulance Service, States of Jersey Police (SoJP), the Jersey Coastguard, RNLI, Jersey Lifeboat Association (JLA), and the Jersey Airport Rescue and Fire Service took part in the two minute silence at JFRS headquarters to remember those across the UK who have lost their lives, as a result of their duties to the emergency services.
Home Affairs Minister, Gregory Guida, delivered a speech to acknowledge and thank all emergency services personnel. He said: "As Home Affairs Minister, I am immensely proud of the dedicated men and women on our front line, who each and every day protect us from harm, deliver us from danger and tend to us in our hours of need – whether as full-time officers or volunteers.
"Today will be marked in Jersey and also by colleagues across the UK and British Isles. I ask everyone to remember all those colleagues who endanger their lives daily to ensure our health, safety and well-being, and those that have sadly died while in the line of duty.
"On behalf of all islanders, the Government of Jersey and States Members, I wish to say thank you."
For more information on Emergency Services Day, see here