Flag raised at County Hall in honour of Emergency Services

A unique flag has today been raised at Somerset County Council’s Head Office ahead of Sunday’s 999 day.

The day celebrates the work undertaken by Emergency Crews all over the country, whilst promoting the best use of the service and the opportunities for volunteers. It also provides a great fundraising opportunity for charitable organisations.

The event was hosted by Chair of the County Council, Councillor Nigel Taylor, Mayor of Taunton Deane Council, Cllr Catherine Herbert. Guests attending included representatives from Devon Fire & Rescue Service, Avon & Somerset Police, Somerset Accident Volunteer Emergency Service (Saves), the South Western Ambulance Service Trust and the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Trust.

Also in attendance were Ronnie King, The Mayor’s chaplain and MP for Taunton Rebecca Pow.

Councillor Taylor said “I’m pleased to be working with the Mayor of Taunton to raise the Flag for Emergency Services Day. This is just a small acknowledgement of our gratitude for the effort and commitment of the emergency services throughout our county, who are always there when we need them.”

Thanks were also made by Taunton Mayor, Cllr. Catherine Herbert, who said:“Today is a great celebration of all of the vital work our local teams undertake. Whether it is keeping us safe, or providing assistance when we need it most, all of our emergency services are there when we need them and they do a fantastic job, and we need to continue supporting them to do this.”

Further information about Emergency Services Day can be found via the following websites www.999Day.org.uk or  www.NESM.org.uk

The Flag will remain flying until early next week.