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Council flies flag for Emergency Services Day

Press release   •   Sep 09, 2019 10:54 BST

Emergency Services Day

A flag marking the contribution of the emergency services has been flown on council sites in Mid and East Antrim to mark Emergency Services Day.

The annual event on 9 September celebrates the people who work in the emergency services and their contribution to communities.

Mid and East Antrim councillors marked the day with a flag hoisting ceremony involving the Mayor, Aldermen Councillors and representatives from the Emergency Services.

The flag was flown at The Braid in Ballymena, Smiley Buildings in Larne and Carrickfergus Town Hall.

Mayor Councillor Maureen Morrow, said: “Our emergency services across the country and right here in Mid and East Antrim do fantastic work.

“While it is good news for most of us that we don’t see that work day in day out, it sometimes means that their work can easily go noticed.

“The emergency services or 999 day is an ideal opportunity to support the services and to remember the bravery and commitment being carried out in our community, often in very difficult and dangerous circumstances to protect us and keep us safe.

“I am delighted to support emergency services day and see the flag flown across our council offices.”

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