The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Observes International Firefighters’ Day 2021

We invite communities, businesses, fire departments, and media to join us in celebrating and highlighting the great work firefighters do every day, and to thank them for all that they do to keep us safe.
(National Fallen Firefighters Foundation)

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) will celebrate International Firefighters’ Day on May 4, 2021. We invite communities, businesses, fire departments, and media to join us in celebrating and highlighting the great work firefighters do every day, and to thank them for all that they do to keep us safe.

So, why a dedicated day to celebrate firefighters? Consider this — you are sitting at the red light, thinking about the day ahead. Conference calls, soccer practice, what’s for dinner and when you hear the siren and air horns coming up behind you. You watch as the engine and truck companies pass you in the oncoming lane to get through the intersection. You think briefly about what they might be responding to before the light goes green and you’re back into your train of thought, the moment having passed.

Firefighters are our family, friends, and co-workers. These special men and women respond to calls for help without hesitation and serve with pride and compassion. “Join us in thanking firefighters for their service as they work the front lines of these troubling times,” said Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF. “Our communities have been made stronger by the dedication of firefighters and nowhere is it more evident in their response to COVID-19.”

International Firefighters’ Day was established in 1999 to honor the lives of five firefighters who died in a wildfire in Victoria, Australia, and to recognize the service and sacrifice that firefighters around the world make daily. This day of recognition is at the core of what the NFFF does: to honor and remember America’s fallen firefighters, to assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and to prevent firefighter line-of-duty injuries and deaths.

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