May 4: International Firefighters Day

Every year, International Firefighters Day is observed on May 4.

Highlights

The day is commemorated to recognize the sacrifices of firefighters. Also, the day creates awareness to make sure the environment and communities are as safe as possible.

Why May 4?

The International Fire Fighters Day is celebrated on May 4 as it is also Saint Florian’s Day. Saint Florian was one of the commanding firefighters of Roman battalion. He saved several lives and is considered as patron saint of firefighters. He saved a complete burning village in ancient Rome.

Saint Florian

Saint Florian was born in 250 AD in ancient Rome. He joined the Roman army and advanced in ranks to become a commander of the army in the Roman province. He organized and raised a group of soldiers whose duty was to fight fires.

Symbol of Firefighters Day

The symbol of fire fighters’ day consists of red and blue coloured ribbon. The red colour in the ribbon symbolizes fire and blue colour symbolizes water.

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  • Dr.Cajetan Coelho
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    Firefighters – they are front line warriors. May they and their loved ones be blessed.