WORCESTERSHIRE is celebrating emergency services day by flying the dedicated flag above County Hall in Worcester.

The County Council chairman, Councillor Steve Mackay, attended the tribute at County Hall this morning alongside Council Vice-Chairman Chris Rogers, The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Brigadier Roger Brunt CBE.

This morning, West Midlands Ambulance Service took part in a two-minute silence at 9am to remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Emergency Services across the county have taken to social media to raise awareness of the day.

Councillor Steve Mackay, chairman of Worcestershire County Council said: “I’m really proud and privileged to see the Emergency Services flag flying high above County Hall on this national day of support and reflection.

“As a former member of the emergency services myself, I’d call on everyone to take a moment today to support my fellow police colleagues and the other services that support those who require their assistance and reflect on those that have very sadly lost their lives in the line of duty.”

The vice Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Brigadier Roger Brunt CBE said: “On behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant it is an honour to support this recognition of the courageous and unstinting contribution made by the Emergency Services to public safety.

“We, as a community, are served by dedicated and professional women and men who put our best interests first, often at the cost of their own.  Reflecting on their commitment and service is a source of great pride and gratitude.”