A day to honor those who put their lives on the line for us!

Friday is International Fire Fighters Day, this day is set aside for the remembrance of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty and those who put their lives on the line each and every day for us to live in a safe environment. IFFD was brought to life after a tragic accident in Austria where 5 fire fighters lost their lives responding to a mutual aid call for help with a wild fire and winds shifted to surround them with no way out.

In observance of International Fire Fighters Day we wear a red and blue ribbon, the red symbolizing the element of fire and the blue symbolizing water. Coincidentally red and blue are the colors associated internationally as the symbols of emergency services, put your pin on your chest, hat, or even your antenna on your car but show your support for those who serve us.

Additionally if you would like to help monetarily you can purchase the "Tribute to a Fire Fighter" by The Coleman Brothers who have teamed up with the State Fireman and Fire Marshals Association of Texas to donate some of the proceeds of the song to the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund to benefit volunteer fire departments across the state of Texas.

As you go forth on your Friday I encourage you to THANK A FIREMAN and support your local fire departments paid and volunteer alike.