Tasmania Fire Service firefighters and Officers will today pause to mark International Firefighter’s Day.
International Firefighters’ Day, also known as St Florian’s* Day, is an opportunity for the community to honour the sacrifices that firefighters have made around the world.
Fifteen Tasmanian firefighters who passed away on duty will also be remembered at a service at the Old Hobart Fire Station.
Tasmania Fire Service Chief Officer Chris Arnol has told Dave it’s a day Tasmanian’s should use today to reflect on the contributions made by firefighting agencies.
Modern firefighters respond to a diverse range of challenging incidents such as house fires, bushfires, hazardous material incidents, road crashes rescues, technical and specialist rescues.