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Queensland pays tribute to fallen firefighters

Oct 14th 2022

Queensland pays tribute to fallen firefighters

Queensland firefighters who died in the line of duty were honoured on Monday at an annual remembrance ceremony at St Brigid’s Red Hill. 

In a speech read on her behalf by Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Firefighters Remembrance Day was a day to reflect on the risks faced by firefighters. 

“Every day, firefighters courageously put their own safety at risk without hesitation to carry out their duties and keep Queenslanders safe,” the Premier said. 

“They respond to a variety of incidents from bushfires to house fires, chemical leaks and technical rescues, continuously putting themselves in uncertain situations to serve this state.’’ 

Since 1877, more than 50 Queensland firefighters have been killed in the line of duty. 

The full story is available on the Queensland Government website.

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