Havering Council celebrated Emergency Services Month, by raising the Emergency Services flag outside the town hall in Romford on Friday September 7.
At a special celebration morning, 999 emergency services arrived and stood to attention as Havering’s Mayor Councillor Dilip Patel, raised the flag in honour of all our 999 staff who work hard to keep our country safe.
Fire officers paraded and East Area Borough Commander Jason Gwillim were at the celebrations, alongside Havering’s Leader of the Council Damian White and Cabinet Member Robert Benham.
Councillor Patel gave a speech paying tribute to the hard work our emergency services do and then raised the emergency services flag.
Havering’s Mayor told The Enquirer: “I’m very proud to be here today for the first time ever to fly the emergency services flag outside our town hall.
“They do a fantastic job to protect us and keep our country safe.
“It’s good that we recognise this in our borough and thank them for all the incredible work they do every day for us.”
Havering’s Leader of the Council, Councillor Damian White told The Enquirer: “I’m very proud to lead a council where we have recognised the hard work and dedication of all of those who make up our emergency services, on this the first national day for emergency services.
“I’m pleased that we have been able to take part.”
East Area Borough Commander Jason Gwillim told The Enquirer: “These days are critically important to recognise the work emergency services do and it’s a nice pleasure to come out here and enjoy the day and the recognition we are getting, it’s a good day.”
Commander Paul Hoffman from the London Fire Brigade told The Enquirer: “Emergency services day is to recognise all the work the emergency services do and this is something I would like to see grow and become more and more recognised.
“We are very proud to be here and lovely to be recognised by the community for the work we do and ultimately the sacrifices some people and our staff have had to make.”