Emergency services heroes recognised

Praise for the excellent work carried out by our emergency services across our area

Emergency services day 2019

Provost Jean Jones made a whistle-stop tour of some of the emergency services heroes across North Lanarkshire as part of the UK-wide Emergency Services Day on Monday 9 September.

The annual event commemorates and celebrates the people who work in the emergency services and their contributions to communities.

The Provost visited officers at Cumbernauld Police Station, doctors, nurses and paramedics at the Accident & Emergency Unit at Monklands District Hospital and firefighters at Motherwell Fire Station.

She said: "The vital work of the emergency services is so often overlooked and these people really are unsung heroes within our communities. None of us wants to be calling on their help, but when it is most needed, these fantastic professionals help save lives and often risk their own for the benefit of others.

"I am proud to show my support for our emergency services and to remember the bravery and commitment being carried out in our communities, often in difficult and dangerous circumstances to keep people safe."

Emergency Services Day takes place each year to promote the work of the emergency services, educate the public, and highlight volunteering opportunities.

A commemorative flag was also flown from outside the Civic Centre in Motherwell.

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