Today is International Firefighters Day, and I had the pleasure to visit the Papakura Fire Station.
Every day firefighters help protect people and property often at large personal cost to them and their families. They sacrifice countless hours, many as volunteers, to do this. International Firefighters Day is an opportunity to remember those that have lost their lives and to show our appreciation for those that continue every day to help us feel safe in our communities.
Make sure you visit fireandemergency.nz to find out more about the work our local heroes do and maybe consider becoming a volunteer firefighter.