To mark Emergency Services Day, a national campaign on 9 September, we’ll be flying the 999 flag at Lambeth Town Hall to show our support to our heroes past and present and to say thank you for all the sacrifices they have made to save lives and help to keep us safe.
We will also be holding a 2-minute silence at 9am to pay our respects and remember those NHS and emergency services workers who have been killed as a result of their service to our nation.
Working in partnership
During the coronavirus crisis, Lambeth council officers worked alongside the Metropolitan police to make sure people followed the behaviour needed to tackle the spread of the global pandemic here in our borough. This has included activities and campaigns to enforce social distancing, such as in Lambeth’s award-winning parks and green spaces.
Throughout, we have been proud to work with NHS colleagues and to show our appreciation, the council placed a thank you banner outside the Brixton London Ambulance Service station to say thank you and to show our gratitude for all their hard work and dedication to saving lives.
Helping our vulnerable residents
We also worked with the London Fire Brigade to develop and deliver a service for rapid access to medications for symptom control of people dying at home or the place they know as home e.g. care home. The Fire Brigade provided a seven day a week service responding to urgent requests and collecting and delivering medications to residents.
Playing a crucial role
The emergency services have had and continue to have such a crucial role in helping to keep us all safe and well. This is true of this time of Covid-19, but also in other times.
The council interacts with emergency services daily with our emergency service partners at many levels throughout the organisation within public protection, licensing, events planning, regeneration, schools and emergency planning.
Emergency Services Day also celebrates 999 volunteers and promotes opportunities in a range of role including; answering emergency calls to dealing with administration to practising medicine, fighting fires, policing the streets and saving lives at sea and on mountains, lowland and in caves.
All our ‘blue light’ services deserve our support and thanks, always.
Find out more on the Emergency Services Day website.