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International Firefighters’ Day Celebrations On 4th May 2019 Theme, Details, Aim

 

 

International Firefighters’ Day Celebrations On 4th May 2019 Theme, Details, Aim, Significance

International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is celebrated on 4th May every year all over the world to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community or environment and dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all.

International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) most important symbols of International Fire Fighters Day is the red and blue ribbon.

International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) ribbons are made of colors that represent main elements that firefighters work with – red for fire and blue for water. These colors also are internationally recognized as representing emergency service.

On the first Sunday of May at noon local time every year, fire sirens sound for 30 seconds followed by a minute’s silence in memory of all firefighters who have sacrificed their lives during duty. This is called the “Sound Off“.

International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) was instituted after a proposal was emailed out across the world on 4th January 1999, due to the deaths of five firefighters in tragic circumstances in a wildfire at Linton in Victoria, Australia.

The date 4th May was chosen for International Firefighters’ Day as it marked to the feast day of St Florian (the patron saint of all firefighters).

St Florian was the first known commander of one firefighting squad in the Roman Empire. He lost his life, as well as those of his colleagues, for protecting the same humane ideas which firefighters all over the world share even today.


 

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