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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Shauday Smith 2 years ago

This Ff has some pretty eyes.

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