SA: Day to remember efforts of firefighters

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May 4, 2003, Sunday

The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) today called on the public to remember the lives of 343 firefighters who died in the World Trade Centre on September 11.

Marking International Firefighters Day, CFS chief executive officer Vince Monterola said 21 SA firefighters had also lost their lives in the line of duty throughout the years.
"Incidents like the September 11 tragedy and the recent devastating fires in Canberra, Victoria and NSW reinforce the dangers associated with firefighting," Mr Monterola said in a statement.

"As most people are running from a fire or other emergency incident, we're going in."