International Firefighters Day!
By Lauren Andrews
May 4, 2023

May 4 is celebrated as International Firefighter’s Day to honor their work, sacrifices, courage, and dedication everyday

International Firefighters Day was instituted after the tragic death of five firefighters who lost their lives while trying to douse a wildfire in Australia in 1998.

“The role of a firefighter in today’s society – be it urban, rural, natural environment, volunteer, career, industrial, defence force, aviation, motor sport, or other is one of dedication, commitment and sacrifice – no matter what country we reside and work in. In the fire service we fight together against one common enemy – fire – no matter what country we come from, what uniform we wear or what language we speak.”
~ Lt JJ Edmondson, 1999