Toowoomba Fire Station in Kitchener Street waas the venue for the local firefighters Rememberance Day service on Sunday 10th October .
Firefighters gathered at ceremonies throughout the State to remember and pay tribute to all firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty.
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) South Western Region (SWR) Assistant Commissioner Tom Dawson stated that “ the service is an opportunity and occasion where members of the QFRS family, friends and the community at large could pay their respects to fallen firefighters”.
“We commerate the courage and heroism of the 48 Queensland Firefighters who have given their lives to protect the lives and safety of others whilst serving their community since 1877” he said.
“The role of firefighter is extremely broad and firefighters need to attain a high level of skills. “When most people are fighting to get out of a burning building or escaping bush fires, the firefighter is fighting to get in and attack the fire” Assistant Commissioner Dawson said.
“We all owe it to these people to never forget them, their contribution, their families and their workmates” said Assistant Commissioner Tom Dawson.
Submitted by QFRS SWR Community Liaison Officer Di Warr