Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomes ‘National Services Day’

Date Published : June 19th, 2018    Published By : admin

A dedicated day for Ireland’s emergency services has been welcomed by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. The ‘National Services Day’ will take place on Saturday 1st September.

The commemoration day for the emergency, voluntary, security, search and rescue services stems from the FESSEF Days which were held in Dublin for the past four years.

FESSEF (Frontline, Emergency Security Services Éire Forum) was established by Seamus O’ Neill some years ago and the annual one-day event each year has grown to allow for Ireland to now formally, officially and gracefully thank the emergency services on a dedicated day.

The ‘National Services Day’ will showcase, through various events, the specialist skills, expertise, drills, tactical equipment etc. used by the service personnel in the performance of their duties. The general public will be invited, along with the family members of the service personnel to witness these showcase displays and exhibitions and other such events as the committee deem necessary.

In a statement, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said “Our emergency services operate nationwide and are part of the fabric of every community. Making this event a national one will ensure these important services get the public recognition they so rightly deserve across the entire country.”

National Services Day will be held on Saturday 1st September and you can find out more by visiting the website www.nationalservicesday.ie and Emergency Times will also have regular updates ahead of the event date.  

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