FOLLOWING on from the gratifying defeat of Fire and Rescue New South Wales last month, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) rugby league team is knuckling down ahead of their commemorative clash with Queensland Police Service (QPS).
The annual emergency services clash honours the lives of more than 400 emergency services workers who died while responding to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York City on September 11, 2001.
As a mark of respect, firefighters and police will go head-to-head at Langlands Park, Greenslopes on 30 August with proceeds raised from spectator entry and raffles supporting the Queensland Firefighters Charity, which provides support and assistance to firefighters and their families during times of need and hardship.
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Event coordinator and Roma Street firefighter Cameron Mackenzie said the game was a great way to honour fallen members of the international emergency services fraternity.
“Our thoughts on the day will be with those who bravely sacrificed their lives while trying to save the lives of others 13 years ago on September 11,” Mr Mackenzie said.
“As firefighters, we understand we could be called on to attend an incident like that at any moment and we empathise with the situation faced by those men and women who selflessly stuck by their vow to protect the community to the very end.”