Gold Coasters encouraged to thank a First Responder

Gold Coasters are being encouraged to acknowledge our city’s incredible first responders and emergency personnel tomorrow and thank them for helping to keep our community safe.

Thank a First Responder Day is happening on Tuesday 2 June, and is a chance to publicly recognise the amazing work of our first responders  – including those on the frontline, as well as support staff and volunteers.

It has been a testing year so far for many first responders, with fires, floods and pandemics to attend to on top of the usual house fires, car crashes and crime, so it is more important than ever to give them the recognition they deserve.


Tuesday 2nd June is Australia's first Thank a First Responder Day

This coming Tuesday is Australia's first Thank a First Responder Day.Join us with your own messages of appreciation and let's show our first responders, and their families, just how much we appreciate them protecting, defending and caring for our communities every single day.

Posted by Fortem Australia on Saturday, 30 May 2020

Locals are being urged to say thanks by posting a video, photo or message on social media with the hashtags #TAFRD #ThankaFirstResponder.

A number of celebrities and high-profile Australians have already shared messages of appreciation, including Amy Shark and Jeff Horn, to name a few.

In her video message, Amy Shark gave a special shout out to those working tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Everyone on the frontline fighting for us through this COVID-19 experience, you are the real heroes. We thank you for working overtime,” she said.

Jeff Horn issued a thank you on behalf of his family to all the first responders.

“To the firies who did all that massive work in December and January, to the ambulance staff and to everyone else supporting with COVID-19 now, we appreciate everything you do,” he said.

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