International Firefighters’ Day is observed each year on May 4.

Everyone is invited to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all.

At the same time, we can show our support and appreciation to the firefighters world wide who continue to protect us so well throughout the year.

International Firefighter's Day began in 1999 following the tragic death of five firefighters in a wildfire in Australia.

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