International Firefighters’ Day observed
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The International Firefighters’ Day was observed across the globe, including Pakistan, to honor the firefighters today (Friday).
The day highlights the need for more intensive and thorough training and fire prevention. It is the day when the world’s community can recognize and honor the sacrifices of firefighters.
The International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) was instituted after a proposal was emailed out across the world on January 4, 1999, due to the deaths of five firefighters in tragic circumstances in a wildfire at Linton in Victoria, Australia.
The day is a time where the world’s community can recognize and honor the sacrifices that firefighters make 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.
International Firefighters’ Day are invited to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all.
By proudly wearing and displaying blue and red ribbons pinned together or by participating in a memorial or recognition event, show our gratitude to firefighters everywhere.