Firefighters we know
If you hear a fire truck or truck speeding by nearby, you naturally think of smoke and flames. Can you imagine entering a burning building to rescue a stranger and risking not getting out? Can you imagine climbing up a 7-story tree to rescue a kitten and risk falling to your death at any moment? This is what firefighters do every day.
First responders we know
In addition to fighting fires, fire and medical departments are always preparing for emergency rescues. They are the people we need most when it comes to car accidents, ditches, blizzards, and tsunamis. When we call for help, they show up and help us, getting our animals out of trees and pulling loved ones out of cars. Then they proceed to run into danger instead of running away.
They are our heroes, risking their lives to save others.
Usually, if you are in a critical situation, they have already arrived and are helping you. So there is no time or opportunity to express your gratitude in this situation. After an emergency, it is common for people to thank the rescuers individually or as a whole. This is great for first responders and firefighters, who love to receive thank you notes from those who were rescued.
International Firefighters’ Day
International Firefighters’ Day is celebrated every year on May 4. The day was originally dedicated to the five firefighters who died in Victoria, Australia in 1998. They were tragically killed when the wind changed direction and they were engulfed in flames. A year later, May 4 was designated as Firefighters’ Day because it is also St. Florian’s Day. He is said to have been one of the first to command firefighters and to have saved many lives. He is known as the patron saint of firefighters.
National First Responder Appreciation Day.
Congress established October 28 as National First Responders Day to recognize the heroic men and women who take immediate action when disaster strikes. From paramedics, EMTs, firefighters, and police officers, to our 911 dispatchers and paramedics, they are the ones who run into a crisis when the rest of the world is fleeing. This day is a great wake-up call for all the people and communities who want to celebrate them.
How to express your gratitude?
It’s time to go the extra mile to thank the people who help us during this special time. Whichever way you choose to express it, you are thanking that person for what they have done for us.
1, Give a gift
The best way to show your appreciation is to give a gift. Challenge coins are a traditional gift for firefighters as well as first responders, an honorary reward, and a symbol of dedication.
You can customize firefighter challenge coins with names, oaths, and special dates to show your encouragement and appreciation for them.
If you are a concerned law enforcement officer, you can also customize them online in a variety of styles and patterns to give as gifts to encourage your team members.
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2, Show your support in the community
Attend Memorial Day events organized by your local community or become a community volunteer for an appreciation event. Use flyers for promotion and decoration. Bring a blue ribbon on these days, from parades to appreciation banquets, and show your support by holding a flag in the hospitality line, there are many ways you can show your support for law enforcement by participating in the event.
3, Bring them favorites!
Daily life as a firefighter or first responder can be stressful and with irregular schedules, a home-cooked meal is a luxury. But no one will turn down a hot pizza and coffee. You can buy pre-sealed food items at your local store and package them and coffee gift cards to hand out in gift baskets. It will make them appreciate it!
It is almost a given that every organization needs necessities. Many local organizations will accept additional items from you. You can provide masks, support bracelets, etc. for staff members. You can also make direct donations through organizations that support law enforcement agencies or donate in the name of your loved one. They will help us continue to provide the best care for the people we support.
5, Say “thank you”.
Nothing hits home more than a thank you note with a sincere wish. You can also create thank you notes with your child and deliver them to your local area to get them involved and learn gratitude and support as well. You can also share articles on social media about how law enforcement officers have helped you or your own story. Let more people know about the work they do.
Give a special thanks to our nation’s heroes for their hard work and all the sacrifices they make to serve and help them.