Events

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.

International Firefighters’ Day Memorial Service

In honour of International Firefighters’ Day, DFES marks the occasion with a memorial service at the Firefighters’ Memorial Grove in Kings Park on the first Sunday in May. The service includes the reading of the Fallen Firefighters’ Honour Roll which commemorates Western Australian volunteer and career firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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2022 International Firefighters' Day Memorial Service Recording

Honour Roll

This is the honour roll in memory of career and volunteer firefighters who have lost their lives serving the community.

Ian Ding
(1956-2006)
Ian Oliver
(1973-2006)
Maurie Parker
(1968-2015)
David Parkin
(1961-2019)
Ian (Gary) Peat
(1945-1997)