International Firefighters' Day was first observed in 1999, soon after five Australian firefighters were killed in a wildfire. Firefighter JJ Edmondson, touched by the tragedy, wrote a letter to her colleagues around the globe, calling for the creation of an international holiday honoring the sacrifices and triumphs of all firefighters. The day chosen for this celebration was May 4th, which is also the feast day of St. Florian, the patron saint of firefighters and chimney sweeps. Legend has it that Florian once saved an entire burning village in Ancient Rome using just one bucket of water.

Show appreciation to your fire safety team on Firefighter Appreciation Day or year round with our selection of firefighter appreciation gifts. You'll find Firefighters: The Thin Red Line items to honor their bravery and devoted service, while our Firefighters For A Cure T-Shirts encourage all to unite in the fight against breast cancer. There are also exclusive wearables like our paracord bracelet, a trendy choice that's becoming more and more popular with firefighters and public servants. Plus, we offer refreshing drinkware firefighters can use at home and at the station.

Take time to recognize your devoted firefighters for increasing fire safety awareness in the community, and exhibiting courage in the face of danger. Shop the selection of firefighter appreciation gifts here at Positive Promotions and show them just how much their efforts are valued, each and every moment.