A national memorial service will honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep their communities safe.
The Canberra service on Friday will honor the memory of firefighters and emergency workers who died in the line of duty.
Family members and agency representatives will gather at the National Memorial on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin to pay their respects.
A commemorative medallion will be presented to each family of 13 fire and rescue services from NSW, ACT, SA, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northwest honored during this year’s event.
“The National Memorial provides an opportunity for the community of fire and emergency services to offer collective support to families, friends and colleagues, and the AFAC medallion honors this incredible sacrifice,” said Rob, executive director of the Australian Fire and Emergency Council.
From the previous day of remembrance 24 more names are engraved on the wall of remembrance.
The memorial wall is a reminder of the 602 firefighters and MOE workers who died in Australia and New Zealand.
The service will be attended by Governor-General David Hurley and Emergency Situations Minister Bridget Mackenzie.