A special flag was raised outside North Lanarkshire Council’s Civic Centre in Motherwell to mark Emergency Services Day.
Representatives from the Police, Fire Service, Scottish Ambulance Service and the NHS were at the ceremony on Thursday 9 September.
Provost Jones said: “Our emergency services perform a magnificent role in helping others right across the country, day in day out.
“We owe a massive debt of gratitude to our doctors, nurses, firefighters, paramedics, police officers, volunteers and everyone who helps care for and protect others.
“The emergency services do a tremendous job, often under very stressful and difficult circumstances to help others right across the country. Their magnificent response to the health pandemic over the last 18 months has helped protect and support so many people.
“Today is an opportunity to remember the vital contribution which all our emergency services make to our lives.”