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May 4th is International Firefighters’ Day!

Written by Brent Eames

May 4, 2021

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Every year International Firefighter’s Day is celebrated on 4th May.

International Firefighters’ Day is a day to stop and reflect on the sacrifices made by firefighters. Each year on May 4th, we honor those who have died while serving our communities or given their lives to the protection of people and property.

International Firefighters’ Day is represented by the blue and red ribbon which stands for the elements of fire and water, also recognized world-wide to signify emergency services. The displaying of the blue and red ribbons is a simple yet significant way to participate in showing gratitude to firefighters everywhere.

To honor firefighters who have been lost in the line of duty, each year on the first Sunday of May a “Sound Off’ is held at noon. Fire sirens sound for 30 seconds then followed by a moment of silence for fallen firefighters. Many also express gratitude through participating in events sponsored by local emergency services, and donations to help support firefighters medical treatment and well being.

Thank your local firefighters for all that they do to protect your community!

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