Canadian Firefighters Honoured on Postage Stamps

17 Sep 2018  Mon

Canada Post released one stamp every day last week to honour efforts of the country’s Emergency Responders. The fourth stamp in the series was dedicated to all the part-time, full-time and volunteer firefighters of Canada. The stamp design was released on 13th September in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The stamp depicts two firefighters trying to put down a big fire. These courageous firefighters risk their own lives during rescue operations; motor vehicle accidents; hazardous-material emergencies etc. They also create awareness about fire prevention, escape planning and building and fire codes.

The stamp designers took opinions from the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs for coming up with the design. Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs comprises of almost 3,500 fire departments all over Canada.

The other stamps in the series are dedicated to Canadian paramedics, Canadian Armed Forces, search and rescue experts and police officers. The final design honouring men and women in blue was revealed on 14th September in Ottawa, Ontario.

Booklets of 10 with two stamps of each design and a pane of five stamps are available for sale. An FCD was also released for each stamp.

Image Courtesy: Canadian Post

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