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NFFF promotes #Shine4Firefighters campaign for International Firefighters’ Day

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation encourages fire departments and citizens alike to use red lights to honor and support firefighters


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David C.L. Bauer
Jacksonville Journal-Courier

EMMITSBURG, Md. — People are being asked to turn on the red light this week to show support for firefighters.

Wednesday marks International Firefighters’ Day. As part of the recognition, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is asking people, businesses and fire departments across the world to light up with red. People can share their displays on social media with the tag #Shine4Firefighters.

“The day is a chance to pause and say thanks to those who make up the worldwide firefighting ranks, from career firefighters to ... volunteer firefighters,” the foundation said in a statement. “Those who volunteer can come from all walks of life. They could be your banker, Little League coach, teacher, mechanic or neighbor. But all firefighters, regardless of their backgrounds, have at least one thing in common: When the alarm sounds, they answer the call of duty to save lives and protect property.”


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