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PCC and Force celebrate the work of Cleveland's emergency services

Emergency Services Day Flag Raising Ceremony

Representatives from Cleveland’s emergency services attend a ceremonial flag-raising at the Community Safety Hub to mark the inaugural Emergency Services Day.

Representatives from Cleveland’s blue light services have gathered at the new Community Safety Hub to mark Emergency Services Day.

Leaders from Cleveland Police, Cleveland Fire Brigade, North East Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard and Cleveland Mountain Rescue, local authority representatives and MPs were invited to a flag-raising ceremony by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.

Each organisation had the chance to say a few words about why they were proud of their service, before the Emergency Services flag was raised.

The first ever national Emergency Services Day will take place at 9am on Sunday 9th September 2018 (9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month) at Heaton Park in Manchester.

PCC Barry Coppinger, said: “When I heard about a dedicated day to celebrate the work of the emergency services, I knew we had an opportunity to bring them together at Cleveland Community Safety Hub – a centre designed for multi-agency and partnership working.

“Our emergency services put their lives on the line for us every day, to keep our communities safe and well, and I know how much the public value them.

“This event means we stand side by side with our police, fire, ambulance, coastguard and mountain rescue services and pay tribute to their tremendous work.”

Chief Constable Mike Veale said: “The introduction of a dedicated day to celebrate the crucial work that is carried out by emergency services personnel is great news.

“I see the amazing dedication and professionalism of our emergency services day in and day out and this work should definitely be recognised.”

Full list of attendees in photograph (L-R):

Deputy Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire Trevor Watson
Tim Wood, Cleveland Mountain Rescue Service
Chief Constable Mike Veale, Cleveland Police
Les Brewster, HM Coastguard
Tom Wight, HM Coastguard
Janice Brunton-Dobson, Chair of Cleveland Fire Authority
Deputy Alan Brown, Cleveland Fire Brigade
Peter Strachan, North East Ambulance Service (NEAS)
Greg Albrighton, HM Coastguard
Cllr Steve Nelson, Stockton Borough Council
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger
Cllr Christopher Massey, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council


Posted on Friday 7th September 2018
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