Skip to the content

Sheffield honours emergency services workers this 999 Day

999 Day logo

Sheffield City Council will fly the official 999 Day flag above the Town Hall and hold a two minute silence to celebrate this year’s Emergency Services Day and our heroic emergency service workers.

Emergency Services Day, also known as 999 Day, takes places across the UK every year on the 9th September. Founded in 2016, the national day was created to show support for the almost 2 million people who work and volunteer for the British emergency services 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.

Sheffield City Council Leader, Councillor Terry Fox said, “We are so proud to be taking part in this year’s 999 Day celebrations to show our support for the selfless NHS and emergency services heroes and to honour those who have tragically lost their lives while protecting us.

“Our blue light services are the linchpin of society and no more so than during this last year and a half of the pandemic. They are there when we need them the most, soldiering out into the community to deliver life-saving work in often hostile and dangerous environments to keep us, and the people we love, safe and well.

“It is only right that we take this day to pay tribute to their dedication and selflessness. My heartfelt thanks go out to each and every one of you for your service, on Emergency Services Day and every other day.”

If you would like to get involved and show your support, you can do so by using the hashtag #999Day on social media. For more information on Emergency Services Day and how to get involved, visit Emergency Services Day (