Western Australia’s Fallen Firefighters Remembered At May 2018 Memorial Service

Western Australia’s Fallen Firefighters Remembered At May 2018 Memorial Service

Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Fran Logan

Remembering Western Australia’s Fallen Firefighters

Victor P Taffa

  • International Firefighters’ Day recognised the sacrifice of firefighters who lost their lives protecting the community
  • Memorial service was at the Firefighters’ Grove in Kings Park
  • Service also acknowledged the invaluable service of currently serving firefighters

Western Australia’s firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty were honoured on Sunday (May 6) at an International Firefighters’ Day memorial service held at Kings Park.

“Memorial service provides an opportunity to honour firefighters who lost their lives while serving their community, and reflect on their noble acts of bravery.” Minister for Emergency Services Fran Logan said.

“Family members and comrades united in their sorrow and celebrated their loved ones, who were remembered for their courage and dedication to serving their community.”

The service also recognised the ongoing commitment of firefighters across Western Australia, who dedicate their lives to protecting others and keeping the community safe.

State’s 26,000 volunteer and career firefighters respond around the clock to a variety of emergencies including bushfires, structure fires, car crashes, urban search and rescue and hazmat incidents.

Their service is invaluable and Sunday’s memorial service reminded the community of the dangers our firefighters can face, and the tragic consequences that can occur.