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International Firefighters’ Day

International Firefighters’ Day is a way to say thank you to the world’s firefighters for all that they do to keep our communities safe

Born out of a tragic loss of five firefighters in a wildfire in Victoria, Australia, it was a way to honor their lives and the sacrifice that firefighters are willing to make for you and me on a daily basis. This day of recognition is at the core of what the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) does. Our mission is to honor America’s fallen fire heroes; support their families, colleagues, and organizations; and work to reduce preventable firefighter death and injury.

The role of a firefighter in today’s society – be it urban, rural, natural environment, volunteer, career, industrial, defense force, aviation, motor sport, or other is one of dedication, commitment and sacrifice – no matter what country we reside and work in. In the fire service we fight together against one common enemy – fire – no matter what country we come from, what uniform we wear or what language we speak.

International Firefighters' Day 2022

Join with the NFFF on May 4th for International Firefighters’ Day

This is a worldwide day to recognize those men and women of the fire service for their dedication to public service and bravery in keeping ...
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International Firefighters' Day 2021

Global Day of Gratitude Honors Firefighters Past, Present, and Future

International Firefighters’ Day is a time where the world recognizes and honors the sacrifices firefighters make to ensure their communities are safe. This day of ...
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Niagara Falls - CFFF & NFFF

Niagara Falls to Be Lit Up in Red for International Firefighters’ Day

On May 4th, International Firefighters’ Day and in honor of the world’s firefighters, Niagara Falls will be transformed into an incredible, red colored water and ...
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International Firefighters' Day 2021

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Observes International Firefighters’ Day 2021

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will celebrate International Firefighters’ Day on May 4, 2021. We invite communities, businesses, fire departments, and media to join us ...
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Practice Fire and Life Safety in Your Home

Outreach Materials from the U.S. Fire Administration

Fire deaths can be reduced by people learning the basic facts about fire. The United States Fire Administration has a variety of downloadable material available on the their website.

Fire Causes & Risks Information from NFPA

We can all help make the world a safer place by learning more about how and why fires start. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers countless safety tips on a wide range of timely and important topics – everything you need to know to keep you, your family, and your neighbors safe from fire and related hazards.