firefighters 050422CHAMPAIGN – On Wednesday, May 4, Illinois will be celebrating Firefighters’ Day in Illinois thanks to a resolution supported by State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign).

“Firefighters risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe,” Bennett said. “Although firefighters deserve our community’s respect throughout the year, designating a day statewide is important to recognize their efforts and contributions to protecting our communities.”

Firefighters’ Day honors the fearless men and women who not only run toward burning buildings and risk their own lives to save others but are often the first response when medical attention is required in homes and businesses.

“The firefighters of Illinois dedicate their lives to protect and serve others,” Bennett said. “This day will recognize their endless sacrifices.”

The resolution was adopted during the spring legislative session. Bennett encourages Illinois residents to show their support to their local firefighters on May 4.