TCIAA joins the world in celebrating International Firefighters Day

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As the worldwide community of firefighters celebrate International Firefighters Day, the Airports Authority stands in solidarity with them. As the employer of sixty-five of the finest firefighters in the country, TCIAA is acutely aware of their dedication, commitment and sacrifice and celebrates with them.

International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is observed each year on 4th May and it’s a time for reflection, recognition and honoring of the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible.

At the Airports Authority, our rescue and firefighting services play a critical role in maintain safe airport operations. The preparedness of firefighters is a key factor in maintaining safe operation and this is ensured to repeated training and drills.

Firefighters dedicate their own lives to the protection of life and property, and we cannot express enough gratitude for this.

In a show gratitude, we invite you to proudly wear and display blue and red ribbons pinned together symbolizing internationally recognized colors of the emergency service – red for fire and blue for water.

On Sunday May 7th at noon, please “Sound Off” in respect of past and present firefighters. This is a special time to stop and reflect on the sacrifices made by firefighters by sounding sirens sound for 30 seconds followed by a minute’s silence in memory of, and respect for, all firefighters who have been lost in the line of duty or passed on.