International Firefighters' Day recognizes the sacrifices firefighters make to keep communities safe.

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International Firefighters' Day is this Sunday, May 4. It is a day when people around the world recognize the sacrifices firefighters make to keep communities safe. It is also a time when past and present firefighters are thanked for their service.

Dollywood will unveil a permanent tribute to firefighters this Sunday at noon at the entrance to FireChaser Express. Emily Stroud and Jim Martin

Sunday at noon local time communities will sound off by blasting fire sirens and ringing bells followed by a minute of silence.

At Dollywood this Sunday at noon a permanent display will be dedicated at the entrance to FireChaser Express. It will include more than a dozen fire hoses signed by active firefighters across East Tennessee.

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