Fire Service Day in Belarus Date in the current year: July 25, 2016

Fire Service Day in Belarus Fire Service Day is a professional holiday of all firefighters of Belarus. This holiday is annually observed on July 25, commemorating the day, when the statement for maintaining the fire department in the Minsk Governorate was adopted in 1863. This date officially became the birthday of the fire service in Belarus.

Around the same time fire service also appeared in other cities of Belarus, in particular, in Mogilev and Vitebsk. Fire service of present-day Belarus was controlled by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. At the end of 1998 the service was transferred to the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Till 1994 Fire Service Day was an unofficial holiday. In 1994 Parliament of Belarus officially proclaimed the holiday to be celebrated on July 25.

Employees of fire service of Belarus bear responsibility for fire fighting, saving lives and property. They accept sincere congratulations and words of gratitude for their hard and dangerous work. Various events are organized in the capital of Belarus to celebrate this holiday.

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