DFES hosts significant events to honour current and past firefighters and to foster a positive and collaborative partnership amongst volunteers and staff.

Information is available here on the key events that DFES hosts annually.

WAFES Conference

The WA Fire and Emergency Services (WAFES) Conference is an annual event that celebrates the collaboration and camaraderie of our emergency services as we work towards creating a safer State.

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International Firefighters’ Day

International Firefighters’ Day is observed on 4 May each year, to coincide with the feast of St. Florian, the patron saint of all firefighters.

On this day we pay our respects to volunteer and career firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty. It also provides an opportunity to acknowledge current and past firefighters for their extraordinary commitment, exceptional courage, and selfless pledge to serve their community.

The Firefighters Honour Roll contains the names of all the firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Fallen Firefighters’ Honour Roll

International Firefighters’ Day Memorial Service

In honour of International Firefighters’ Day, DFES hosts a memorial service at the Firefighters’ Memorial Grove in Kings Park.

All current and retired DFES personnel, volunteers, families and friends are invited to attend the service to remember and pay their respects, however please note RSVP for all attendees is essential.

Date             Sunday 5 May 2024
            10am arrival for 10:15am service
Venue          Firefighters’ Memorial Grove, Forrest Drive, Kings Park
Dress           General public and non-uniformed guests – smart dress with medals
                      Uniformed personnel – click here to view the dress code
RSVP           Click here to register your attendance by Friday 26 April 2024

Services will also be held in Busselton on Saturday 4 May and Northam on Tuesday 7 May.

For those unable to attend, the Perth service will be livestreamed at

Firefighters' Memorial Grove