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September 13, Romanian Firefighters’ Day

President Iohannis: In these moments, you have once again displayed professionalism and courage

On September 13, Romanian Firefighters’ Day, President Klaus Iohannis delivered a message showing that in these moments, when the whole world is being hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the firefighters have once again displayed professionalism and courage, involvement and spirit of sacrifice in order to contribute, together with the other public institutions to the preservation of the public’s health and safety.

“Today we celebrate the ‘Romanian Firefighters’ Day,’ an opportunity to show our gratitude and appreciation for the military firefighters and to honour their heroic battle on the Spirii Hill in the Revolution of 1848. Throughout our history, the military firefighters have accomplished their missions with dedication, patriotism and selflessness, permanently placed at the service of the citizens and the country. In these times, when the whole world is being hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, you have once again displayed professionalism and courage, involvement and a spirit of sacrifice, in order to contribute, together with the other state institutions, to the preservation of the public’s good health and security in Romania,” reads the presidential message.

Iohannis noted the responsible way in which the firefighters continued to perform their duties in the fight against natural disasters and calamities.

“I have also noted the responsible way in which you have continued to fulfill your duties in the fight against natural disasters and calamities throughout this time. You have been and will remain a fundamental support institution, the guarantor of normalcy inside our communities, as well as of the rights to life, to private property and to health. I wish you good health, successful activity, and you can rest assured of my full appreciation! Happy Firefighters’ Day!”

PM Orban: Firefighters’ Day celebrates brave defenders of lives, property endangered by flames, calamities, accidents

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban sent a message on September 13, the Romanian Firefighters’ Day, paying tribute to all those who helped at many crossroads in modern Romanian history, “the brave defenders of lives and property endangered by flames, natural disasters, accidents or other risk situations. “

“Today is the Romanian Firefighters’ Day, a day dedicated to the brave defenders of lives and property endangered by flames, natural disasters, accidents and other dangerous situations. Starting with the heroic military firefighters who fell in 1848 on Dealul Spirii, in the fight against the Ottoman armies, to defend the population and the aspirations to freedom and progress that enlivened the Romanians during the 1840s, today, decades later, we remember and pay tribute to all those who helped in many other crossroads moments in the modern history of Romania, reads Orban’s message.

He praised the courage of today’s firefighters, whose mission involves both risks and difficult situations “in the face of which they are not overwhelmed.”

“We want to thank them and cherish the courage of today’s firefighters, whose mission involves both risks and difficult situations, in the face of which they are not overwhelmed. Their work is often a real time trial fight for the lives of our fellow citizens in difficult situations and we rejoice in every rescue mission that ends successfully. Thank you, dear firefighters, to all those in the civil protection bodies and in the emergency inspectorates, for the dedication with which you put yourselves at the service of the citizens and for the saved lives! I also want to congratulate you on the support you have provided since the onset of the health crisis for the transport of people infected or suspected of COVID-19 and in the management missions of quarantine centres, transport of protective materials and equipment and decontamination operations. Happy Firefighters’ Day and success for all your missions!”.

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