News 2 celebrates International Firefighters’ Day

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Thursday, May 4 is International Firefighters’ Day.

News 2 would like to celebrate and honor our Middle Tennessee fire departments for their dedication to the protection of life and property.

May 4 is the feast day of St Florian, the patron saint of firefighters. St Florian was the first known commander of one firefighting squad in the Roman Empire. He lost his life, as well as those of his colleagues, for protecting the same humane ideas which firefighters all over the world share even today.

International Firefighters’ Day is a day to show support for all firefighters worldwide, remember those lost or injured in the line of duty and say thank you!

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