According to JJ Edmondson, an operational firefighter in Victoria, Australia, "International Firefighters’ Day is observed each year on 4th May. On this date you are invited to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all. At the same time, we can show our support and appreciation to the firefighters world wide who continue to protect us so well throughout the year."

In honour of these brave men and women, we at Bored Panda have put together this list of firefighters saving pets. After all, pets aren't just animals--they're members of our families, too! So go vote on this collection, or if you have photos of a pet that was saved from a fire and you want to share, upload them below!

More info: firefightersday.org

#1 Koala Named Sam Is Given A Drink Of Water By Cfa Volunteer Fire Fighter

Koala Named Sam Is Given A Drink Of Water By Cfa Volunteer Fire Fighter

REUTERS Report

Ruby Fox 2 years ago

oh my god so moving

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#2 A Firefighter In Denmark Rescues A Cat From A Burning House

A Firefighter In Denmark Rescues A Cat From A Burning House

jennny55 Report

Laura Ingles. 2 years ago

Look at his little face! So afraid and relieved....

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#3 Orphaned Baby Owl Rescued

Orphaned Baby Owl Rescued

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Neha Sahu 2 years ago

Awww look at his eyes.

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#4 A Russian Firefighter Saving A Cat

A Russian Firefighter Saving A Cat

Vmoney1337 Report

Laura Ingles. 2 years ago

A very kind firefighter saving the angriest cat I've possibly ever seen!

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#5 Firefighters In Lacey, Rescued Baby Hamsters During A Trailer Fire Today And Gave Them Oxygen

Firefighters In Lacey, Rescued Baby Hamsters During A Trailer Fire Today And Gave Them Oxygen

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tigertae 2 years ago

oooooooh my gosh!! ;A;

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#6 Firefighter Comforting A Dog That Has Been In A Car Crash

Firefighter Comforting A Dog That Has Been In A Car Crash

Lukas Pearsall Report

Elina Hurtta 2 years ago

This is from Kouvola, Finland and firefighter is Veli-Pekka Hämäläinen. Dog (Master) was also injured (now It is ok). Helicopter was landing at the moment that pictures was taken. http://www.hs.fi/m/sunnuntai/a1452830801461

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#7 A Cat Clings To The Firefighter Who Rescued Him

A Cat Clings To The Firefighter Who Rescued Him

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Robert Bailey 2 years ago

That's it! You're my human now.

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#8 The Dog Rescued From The Structure Fire Took His Head Out Of The Oxygen Mask To Give A Wet Thank You To Ff/Paramedic Mark A. Monaghan From Largo Fire Rescue

The Dog Rescued From The Structure Fire Took His Head Out Of The Oxygen Mask To Give A Wet Thank You To Ff/Paramedic Mark A. Monaghan From Largo Fire Rescue

Steven Hirschfield Report

Ruby Fox 2 years ago

heartwarming

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#9 That Loving Look Of A Cat That Just Recovered

That Loving Look Of A Cat That Just Recovered

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Anna Linnaeus 2 years ago

Oh, that look!

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#10 Firefighter Ray Spellmyer Carries A Poodle Named Joseph Out Of A Burned Out Building

Firefighter Ray Spellmyer Carries A Poodle Named Joseph Out Of A Burned Out Building

Jennifer Brown Report

Shauday Smith 2 years ago

This Ff has some pretty eyes.

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#11 Firefighter Buddy Saving A Tiny Kitten

Firefighter Buddy Saving A Tiny Kitten

AptMoniker Report

Marika Aeon 2 years ago

<3

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#12 A Firefighter Rescues A Cat

A Firefighter Rescues A Cat

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Iris Berry 2 years ago

That Cat owner looks so happy yet the cat is just like I'm back B****

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#13 Blind Dog Being Rescued From The Cold Water Of Lake Ontario

Blind Dog Being Rescued From The Cold Water Of Lake Ontario

Rex Features Report

Ruby Fox 2 years ago

That brought tears to my eyes

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#14 The Crew Rescued A Cat That Was Barely Breathing From Under The Bed

The Crew Rescued A Cat That Was Barely Breathing From Under The Bed

Seattle Fire department Report

Ruby Fox 2 years ago

God bless you

#15 Firefighters Refuse To Let Guinea Pig Die

Firefighters Refuse To Let Guinea Pig Die

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Taylor Pearson 2 years ago

That is amazing

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#16 Firefighter Saves Cat From Condo Fire Today. Cat Was Not Impressed

Firefighter Saves Cat From Condo Fire Today. Cat Was Not Impressed

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Victoria Jolley 2 years ago

the cats face is funny but cute at the same time

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#17 Firefighters Use Mouth-To-Nose Respiration To Save Family's Dog

Firefighters Use Mouth-To-Nose Respiration To Save Family's Dog

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Line Gramhart 2 years ago

Does anyone know if the dog survived??

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#18 Corpus Christi Fire Department Captain John Leahey Examines One Of Two Cats Rescued From A Duplex Fire

Corpus Christi Fire Department Captain John Leahey Examines One Of Two Cats Rescued From A Duplex Fire

Rachel Denny Clow Report

#19 Firefighter Jeff Clark Gets The Lick Of Thanks From A Dog (additionally She Was Pregnant)

Firefighter Jeff Clark Gets The Lick Of Thanks From A Dog (additionally She Was Pregnant)

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AiDa Khorsandi 2 years ago

Thank You Human!

#20 Firefighter With The Dog He Rescued From A Burning Home In Connecticut Last Friday

Firefighter With The Dog He Rescued From A Burning Home In Connecticut Last Friday

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Neha Sahu 2 years ago

Awwwwwwwww

#21 Frightened Cat Is Safe Now

Frightened Cat Is Safe Now

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Feldioreanu Paul 2 years ago

NOOOOOOOO human, foiled again !

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#22 Norwegian Firefighter Giving Oxygen To A Rabbit After Rescuing It From An Appartment Fire

Norwegian Firefighter Giving Oxygen To A Rabbit After Rescuing It From An Appartment Fire

SandraShipley95 Report

Holly Marble 2 years ago

Hello Handsome! ;)

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#23 Cat Rescue

Cat Rescue

John Hanley Report

Ariel Carmen 2 years ago

He's like, "Please don't drop me!" ^.^

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#24 Firefighter Erik Vath Carries A Dog Away From A Fire

Firefighter Erik Vath Carries A Dog Away From A Fire

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Daria B 2 years ago

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What an interesting image! A FIREfighter rescuing from FIRE. and yet... It looks like SNOW. I guess the white/gray colours come from smoke and cinder, though...

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#25 Firefighter Poses With A Rescued Iguana

Firefighter Poses With A Rescued Iguana

Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters Report

Adriana Luca 2 years ago

<3

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#26 Missoula Firefighter Brett Cunniff Holds An Oxygen Mask To A Kitten Rescued From A House Fire In The Lower Rattlesnake Valley

Missoula Firefighter Brett Cunniff Holds An Oxygen Mask To A Kitten Rescued From A House Fire In The Lower Rattlesnake Valley

Tom Bauer Report

JELLO QUEEN 2 years ago

Wait I think this little cat might be blind

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#27 San Jose Firefighters Saved A Family Pet

San Jose Firefighters Saved A Family Pet

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#28 Cat Stuck In Window Is Saved By Firefighters

Cat Stuck In Window Is Saved By Firefighters

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Shana 2 years ago

I wish people would be more careful with tilted windows if they have cats. There's enough options to seal the gap if you insist on having the window open all the time.

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#29 Besides This Kitten, Which Survived, Firefighters Also Rescued Several Dogs, A Bird In A Cage, And A 9 Foot Python. No Humans Were Harmed In This Fire

Besides This Kitten, Which Survived, Firefighters Also Rescued Several Dogs, A Bird In A Cage, And A 9 Foot Python. No Humans Were Harmed In This Fire

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Holly Woods 2 years ago

I think this firefighter may have a claw stuck in his neck or chest.

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#30 Firefighters Found Coocoo The Cat On The First Floor Of A Boston Building After Putting Out A Fire. Here Firefighter Raymond Alicea Administers Oxygen To The Cat

Firefighters Found Coocoo The Cat On The First Floor Of A Boston Building After Putting Out A Fire. Here Firefighter Raymond Alicea Administers Oxygen To The Cat

Patricia McDonnell Report

Gayle Warnick 2 years ago

Thank you to all you firefighters who take their time from such tragic times to also think of our pets too

#31 Firefighter Rescuing Small Kitty

Firefighter Rescuing Small Kitty

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Rhon 2 years ago

Thank you!!

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#32 Firefighter Rescuing Pet

Firefighter Rescuing Pet

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#33 Firefighters Gently Comforting And Providing Oxygen To A Dog Suffering From Smoke Inhalation

Firefighters Gently Comforting And Providing Oxygen To A Dog Suffering From Smoke Inhalation

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#34 Here Is A Firefighter Saving One Of My Mentally Challenged Neighbor's Cats

Here Is A Firefighter Saving One Of My Mentally Challenged Neighbor's Cats

lfernandes Report

meileisa 2 years ago

I had to laugh at the caption of this photo. Poor thing. Hope its okay now.

#35 Ft. Lauderdale Firefighters Giving Puppies Oxygen After A Housefire

Ft. Lauderdale Firefighters Giving Puppies Oxygen After A Housefire

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#36 The Fort Worth Crew Firefighters Have Saved Many Dogs And Cats, But This Was The First Pet Frog That Needed Rescuing

The Fort Worth Crew Firefighters Have Saved Many Dogs And Cats, But This Was The First Pet Frog That Needed Rescuing

Glen E. Ellman Report

ladygreyheart2012 2 years ago

Fort Worth firefighters are the BEST!

#37 Firefighter Scott Dawson Kneels Down With Finn, A Chihuahua Mix, After Pulling Him Out Of A House Fire In Bloomsburg

Firefighter Scott Dawson Kneels Down With Finn, A Chihuahua Mix, After Pulling Him Out Of A House Fire In Bloomsburg

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#38 Worcester Firefighters Save Pets From Blaze

Worcester Firefighters Save Pets From Blaze

ChrisPetersonTG Report

Claudia Rotter 2 years ago

"We got 'em!!"

#39 Firefighters Rescued Smokey After Burning Debris Fell Around Its Enclosure

Firefighters Rescued Smokey After Burning Debris Fell Around Its Enclosure

Danella Bevis Report

#40 Auburn Firefighters Rescued Pet Snake From The Apartment Fire

Auburn Firefighters Rescued Pet Snake From The Apartment Fire

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Teresa Roste 2 years ago

Lol he looks like my hubby would but such a beautiful snake

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#41 Firefighter Administers Oxygen To Prissy The Cat After The House Fire

Firefighter Administers Oxygen To Prissy The Cat After The House Fire

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#42 Bowling Green, Ky., Firefighter Jacob Lee Rescues A Cat From A Fire At An Apartment Complex

Bowling Green, Ky., Firefighter Jacob Lee Rescues A Cat From A Fire At An Apartment Complex

Joe Imel Report

Katherine Dunn 2 years ago

Save me Hooman!

#43 A Firefighter Saves The Cat

A Firefighter Saves The Cat

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Teresa Roste 2 years ago

You can see he is talking to the kitty so sweet <3

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#44 Firefighter Andy Bell Rescues Two Pups From An Apartment Fire In Jacksonville

Firefighter Andy Bell Rescues Two Pups From An Apartment Fire In Jacksonville

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#45 Firefighter Rescuing A Cat

Firefighter Rescuing A Cat

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Julia Wolfe 2 years ago

Cat is so calm

#46 Firefighters Rescued Bandit The Dog From The Hillside

Firefighters Rescued Bandit The Dog From The Hillside

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#47 Firefighter Cat Rescue, Firefighter Squad Klagenfurt

Firefighter Cat Rescue, Firefighter Squad Klagenfurt

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#48 A Tamilnadu Firefighter Giving Bisucits To A Dog During Chennai Floods

A Tamilnadu Firefighter Giving Bisucits To A Dog During Chennai Floods

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Lev Lafayette 2 years ago

Don't forget the rodent. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/weird/fireys-revive-roasted-rat/story-e6frev20-1111113795509

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