Thus, he became protector of those who fight the peril of fire with water.
International Fire Fighter's Day is traditionally marked by a sound-off on the first Sunday in May. Sirens across the world operate for 30 seconds at midday, followed by one minute of silence - to remember our fallen firefighters.
Bucketty #1 will be out on training exercise in Cessnock and will be participating at midday, but members of the brigade and community are welcome to attend the station for the short time over midday.
Please advise by email if you'd like to attend so we can make suitable arrangements.