Saturday 30 June 2012

75 years of 999

Today is the seventy fifth anniversary of the launch of the telephone number 999, used in the UK whenever we need the police, fire brigade or an ambulance. It is so deeply entrenched in the public consciousness that the European equivalent number of 112 rarely gets a mention (even though it works here also!), and was also the title of a BBC TV series which I used to work on many years ago in Bristol in 1995 as a very green researcher, which recalled the bravery of those who had helped to save lives.

The BBC takes a look back at the history of the 999 number in an interesting article at - well worth a read!


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