International Firefighters’ Day 2022
It is observed on May 4th every year to honour the firefighters who put their lives at risk when they go out on a call. The main purpose of celebrating this day is to thank firefighters for the services they all provide. Take a look at International Firefighters’ Day in detail.
Firefighters are the guardians of society and dedicate their lives to the protection of life and property. To honour the work, courage and sacrifices May 4 is observed annually as International Firefighter’s Day.
Sometimes firefighters’ work is so fearless that they will even climb a tree in a burning forest to save a defenceless animal that they are too frightened to come down on their own. Isn’t it? These are the types of things firefighters do every day. In all cases, it risks the ultimate sacrifice of a firefighter’s life. For us, they are the saviours of life, but it is a part of their job. This day is to celebrate the courage and brevity that these men and women show.
International Firefighter’s Day (IFFD) is a time when the communities of the world recognise and honour the sacrifices of the firefighters who make their communities and environment as safe as possible. The day also remembers those firefighters who have died while serving our community or who have dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all. Also, it is the time to show appreciation and support to the firefighter’s worldwide who continue to protect us so well throughout the year.
In Ancient Egypt, the first organised professional firefighter was to combat structural fires, but at at that time, firefighters worked for private companies and provided the services only to those who could afford them. Later, in Ancient Rome, Caesar Augustus revolutionised fire fighting by calling for the creation of fireguards, which were known as Vigiles. They were trained, paid, and equipped by the state
How is International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) celebrated?
People bring a cake to pave gestures to the firefighters in the fire hall. Some donate money as a charity, some help firefighters if injured in the line of duty, give medical treatment if required for their better health. Charities done for firefighters help retired firefighters and their families to live a comfortable life after so many years of risk that they took for us. Even several communities, organisations raise awareness about the dangers that firefighters face bravely by wearing a red and blue ribbon.
One of the main aspects to celebrate this day is fire prevention and the need for more intensive and thorough training. All over the world Firefighters and their agencies are constantly working and doing prevention whether in schools, in the public, community, at assemblies etc. So, we should thank firefighters for their brave work and courage.
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