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Flag raised in Glossop to mark Emergency Services Day

Local emergency services staff came together to mark 999 Day in Glossop town centre on Thursday (9 September). 

For the first time since it was introduced in 2017, High Peak Borough Council took part in the special day - which is a chance to celebrate the work of the emergency services in the UK - from police, firefighters, ambulance staff, paramedics, air ambulance crews, the coastguard and mountain rescue team volunteers. 

An Emergency Services Day flag was raised at midday during a ceremony on Norfolk Square. 

Among those present were the High Peak Mayor and Mayoress Paul and Mary Hardy, High Peak Borough Council leader Anthony Mckeown, local councillors Stewart Gardner and Bob Mckeown, members of Glossop Health Team, firefighters from Glossop Fire Station and PCSO Brian Buller from Glossop Police Safer Neighbourhood Team. 

A flag was also raised at 10am at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton, where Buxton's on-call firefighters were also in attendance. 

Councillor Anthony Mckeown, leader of HPBC, said: "After the experience of the last 18 months during Covid and going back a little further to the Toddbrook Reservoir incident, I thought it was essential for us to take a little time to say thanks to all of those working and volunteering in our emergency services." 

There are almost two million people working and volunteering in the Emergency Services - including over 250,000 people who are first responders who often arrive first to help.

Images by Anthony Mckeown 

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