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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY

INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY

INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY

                            
Contents
  1. What is international firefighters’ day?
  2. When is international firefighters’ day?
  3. International firefighters’ day history?
  4. Why on may 4?
  5. IFFD ribbon.
  6. What do people do on international firefighters’ day?


WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY
International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) ,it’s the day when the world’s community recognize and pay tribute for those  sacrifices that firefighters made to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible. It is also a day in which current and past firefighters can be thanked for their contributions.

WHEN IS INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY
Every year International Firefighters’ Day is observed on 4th May.
  
INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY HISTORY
Firefighters day was observed since 1999,after the tragic death of five firefighters during a wildfire in Australia.During the operation the direction of the wind changed suddenly and engulfed them in flames.
WHY ON MAY 4
 May 4th was chosen because its the feast day of Saint Florian, the patron saint of firefighters. Saint Florian eas said to be the first commanding firefighters of an actual Roman battalion.
It is said that, Saint Florian used a single bucket of water to save an entire burning village in Ancient Rome.

IFFD RIBBON
                              
IFFD RIBBON
                 
The IFFD ribbons are of red and blue colors ,which  represents  the main elements firefighters work with – red for fire and blue for water.
These colors are internationally recognized as representing emergency service.

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WHAT DO PEOPLE DO ON INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY
  1.  Pay tribute  to the firefighters who lost their life while protecting the safety of us all.
  2.  Support and appreciate the firefighters  across the world.
  3.  Wearing blue and red ribbons pinned together .
  4. Participating in events
  5. Recognise their level of commitment and dedication
  6.  Say “Thankyou” to them.
  7. Help the firefighters to get medical treatment who got injured in the line of duty
  8. Donating money to the firefighters charities
  9. Learn more about firefighters and take a tour of your local station.


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