National Red Balloon Day | 28 Feb 2016

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National Red Balloon Day – 28 February

The idea is simple.

Fly a Red Balloon from your letterbox, fence, business window or a ribbon from your car on the 28th of February (the last official day of Summer in Australia), and let our fire fighters know just how much we appreciate their dedication, hard work and tireless efforts in protecting our lives, our homes and our communities throughout the year. Often our fire fighters (both professional and volunteers) leave their family, home or community to help protect ours.

The official Australian National Red Balloon Day (NRBD) event was inspired by a similar event in Geelong, Victoria in early 2014.  Bendigo woman Jody Hardiman thought to take this initiative nationwide annually, so created an event on Facebook for “National Red Balloon Day” with the aim to honour and thank our brave and courageous fire fighters Australia wide.

Over the course of the first week, the National Red Balloon Day (NRBD) Facebook event page had grown in support to more than 6,000 participating community members and there was an overwhelming call for official ‘Thank You Fireys’© Red Balloons to be made available for everyone to purchase in order to raise money for our State Fire Services. With the help of Bendigo promotional company Ad Infinitem, these balloons were made available for purchase so all of Australia could unite to show our thanks on National Red Balloon Day.

‘Thank You Fireys’© merchandise is available for purchase – click here for details.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the National Red Balloon Day website.

What: National Red Balloon Day

When: 28 February 2016

Where: Australia wide

Who: Everyone

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