|Shine Your Light For Firefighters|
|By Firefighter Mark Robertson Sr.|
|May 2, 2020|
Monday May 4th is International Firefighters Day. This year the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is asking community members to show their support for local firefighters by changing their porch light(s) to red on May 4th and 5th.
Nearly everyone knows a firefighter. They are our family, friends, co-workers, and the heart of every community. These special men and women respond to a stranger’s call for help without hesitation and serve with pride and compassion. On May 4, 2020, International Firefighters’ Day, we celebrate these heroes and thank them for all that they do to keep us safe. For the first time, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) encourages communities to join us in celebrating and highlighting the great work firefighters do every day.
Born out of a tragic loss of five firefighters in a wildfire in Victoria, Australia, International Firefighters’ Day was a way to honor their lives and the sacrifice that firefighters are willing to make for us daily. This day of recognition is at the core of what the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) does. Our mission is to honor and remember America’s fallen firefighters, to assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and to prevent firefighter injuries and deaths.
For more information on this initiative, please see the link below.
The Willingboro Fire Department realizes in these unusual times that not everyone will be able to change their porch light(s) to red. Our personnel appreciate the support of our residents every day of the year. Please feel free to leave a note of support on our Facebook Page if you choose.
|Hyperlinks:||Shine Your Light For Firefighters
Willingboro Fire Department Facebook Page
International Firefighters Day