Flag Raising Ceremony at LVI to mark Emergency Services Day

September 9, 2020

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council hosted a Flag Raising Ceremony today at Lagan Valley Island to mark Emergency Services Day. 

The Mayor, Councillor Nicholas Trimble, was joined by Chief Executive David Burns, along with elected members and representatives from the local emergency services in raising the Emergency Services Flag. The Last Post and a 2-minute silence followed the Flag raising, to represent the Council’s appreciation and support for the selfless 999 heroes - past and present.

More than 2 million people work and volunteer in the NHS and emergency services today, including 250,000 first responders. Each year the Emergency Services Day is celebrated nationally on 9th September and is aimed at promoting volunteering across the emergency services, educating the public to use the services responsibly and to generate support.

The Mayor, Councillor Nicholas Trimble raising the 999 Emergency Services Flag

During today’s ceremony, The Mayor, Councillor Nicholas Trimble, paid tribute to the brave men and women who work in the NHS and emergency services.

He said: “People working in the NHS and emergency services really are the unsung heroes of our society. They provide support and care during all hours of the day, on the frontline to save lives and keep us safe.

The 999 Emergency Services Flag is a visible sign of the respect in which we hold for the men and women who have devoted their careers and lives within the emergency services fields, at home and in other countries.

On behalf of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone working in the police, fire, ambulance, NHS and search and rescue services.”

For more information about Emergency Services Day, please visit www.999day.org.uk.