St Florian’s Day 2021 – join us for the awards


Tuesday 4 May 2021 is St Florian's Day, a very special day for those in the firefighting family.

St Florian’s Day is named after the Patron Saint of firefighters, and is traditionally the day where we come together to recognise our volunteers and staff who have gone above and beyond – showing incredible acts of bravery in protecting the community, or delivering the highest level of commitment to the Service that is worthy of special recognition. In all cases, the recipients are nominated by their peers, which makes receiving an award on St Florian’s Day even more significant and special.

This year’s recipients demonstrated extreme acts of bravery in the face of horrific conditions experienced during the 2019/2020 Black Summer bush fires.

Given the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to mark this St Florian’s Day with one event to present all recipients with their awards. This year, on 4 May 2021 those receiving among the highest of honours will be presented their awards, followed by a number of regional events in the coming weeks for those receiving other commendations.

You can watch the award ceremony live on our NSW RFS Facebook page just before 10am on Tuesday 4 May 2021.

Please join us to recognise those all of the recipients of awards and thank them for their ongoing commitment to the Service and the community.