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Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey pays tribute to the Emergency Services

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey has paid tribute to the staff and volunteers who work in the Emergency Services and the wider National Health Service.

He made his remarks in recognition of Emergency Services Day, the government backed campaign, #999Day.

Beginning in 2017, it takes place each year on 9 September at 9am to promote the work of the emergency services and using them responsibly, educate the public about basic lifesaving skills and highlight the many career and volunteering opportunities available.

Mayor Councillor Jim Montgomery said; “I pay tribute to the selfless work carried out by the Emergency Services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is also appropriate that we remember the families and colleagues of over 7,500 Emergency Services staff who have died whilst in the line of duty. The courage and bravery of our Emergency Services staff is highlighted every day in the work they do to ensure our safety. This year is particularly poignant as we continue in the fight against COVID19 and recognise the additional challenges this has placed on the Emergency Services.  I thank each and every one of you for the heroic work you do every day to save lives, protect and help people.”

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