Friday May 4, 2018
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP paid tribute to the amazing dedication of all serving fire fighters in the Mulgoa community who continue to follow in the footsteps of St Florian, the Patron Saint of fire fighters.
4 May is International Fire Fighters’ Day, or St Florian’s Day, and is celebrated by both NSW Fire & Rescue and the NSW Rural Fire Service with annual ceremonies at which members are honoured with the Commissioners’ highest awards for outstanding acts of bravery of service.
“As a community, we are enormously proud of the selflessness and dedication shown by our local fire fighters, who respond day in and day out to emergencies.
“Their bravery sets the finest example for us all, and serves as a reminder that our emergency services personnel often go above and beyond the call of duty in protecting their communities,” Tanya Davies said.
Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said firefighters go about their jobs quietly never asking for praise or accolades, but it’s important their commitment and dedication is recognised.
“Families across the state should be rightly proud of the efforts of our firefighters and I thank each and every one of them for their hard work,” Mr Grant said.
“We should never take their contribution for granted, and St Florian’s Day is our opportunity to honour them and the incredible work they do.”