They are the unofficial mascot of the fire service.
No, not the rookies. We’re talking about the DalmatianDalmation.
We’re used to seeing firefighters and dalmatians together. It’s part of the imagery and lore of the fire service, but how many of us know where it all began?
Firefighters aren’t in it for the recognition. But a select few become well known and universally respected — in firefighter circles and beyond.
Warren Forsyth is one of those few.
He’s a third generation New York City firefighter, who passed the tradition on to a fourth generation. He served the city for 20 years, the majority of which he spent with the prestigious Rescue Company 1 in Midtown Manhattan.
Along the way, he earned 13 citations for bravery in the line of duty.
Last week was not a good one for the firefighting community.
With labor negotiations at an impasse, the city of Houston announced plans to lay off more than 200 of the city’s highly skilled, highly trained professional firefighters. The city also plans to demote more than 400 other firefighters in an attempt to reduce its budget.
The team at FDC wants the Houston firefighting community to know that we stand with you. As a token of our support, we’re offering each of the laid-off firefighters...
We celebrate our heroes every day. But on May 4, International Firefighters’ Day, we celebrate them just a little bit more.
We go out of our way to simply say thank you.
We take an extra moment to reflect. We remember those we’ve lost. We honor those who serve today.
It’s the instantly recognizable symbol of the fire service.
You’ll see it on our helmets and our trucks. It’s on our badges and our gear. And you don’t have to look far to find a firefighter with the symbol tattooed on their body. It’s a point of pride and a permanent reminder of the service and sacrifice the job requires.It’s the Maltese Cross.
It’s always been part of our mission to support wounded, ill or injured first responders. There’s one word that we hear much more than we’d like.
This vicious disease affects firefighters more than most — a 9% higher risk of diagnosis and a 14% higher death rate than the general public, according to the CDC/National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH).
Help us fight back by ordering our new LION Action Blend, available today for the first time.
You already know you can get your favorite Fire Dept. Coffee from our website. And if you’re lucky, maybe it’s always brewing at your office or firehouse.
But did you know that we also supply our coffee to cafes and coffeehouses?
Wired Cafe in Rockford, Illinois, is a perfect example. They were one of our earliest supporters and remain one of our best customers. Crystal Douglas owns Wired Cafe and runs the business with her daughters, Shanna and Stefanie.
Close your eyes and imagine a firefighter.
In full gear from helmet to boots. Jumping aboard the truck or riding an engine, racing to the scene of a blazing fire.
Ready to do whatever it takes to put out the flames. To save lives. To get the job done.
A hero in every sense of the word.
She is amazing.
This week we’re celebrating International Women’s Day and iWomen (International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Service) by launching a new video called “Real Women in the Fire Ser...
Looking for the best gifts for firefighters, EMTs or police officers? How about for soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines or veterans?
This Valentine’s Day, skip the chocolate. Just say no to flowers. Go for a smooth, delicious coffee, roasted to order in their honor.
We are beyond excited to introduce the new Conway Shield Service Blend. It’s a medium roast, high-quality coffee made with an incredible blend of Brazilian and Colombian beans. It’s available now for the first time.
It was like walking into a scene from a television show.
When the Fire Dept. Coffee team dropped in for a visit to the Chicago Fire Department’s Engine 18, it all looked so familiar.
Engine 18 is where NBC films its hit drama “Chicago Fire.” It just so happens that Fire Dept. Coffee is the coffee that fuels Engine 18.
Anyone who has worked in the fire service in the last 70 years knows about the Halligan.
It’s the tool you need to get through just about any door and a lot more. It’s got a claw, a blade, and a pick. In the right hands, there’s almost nothing it can’t do.
That’s why we’re so excited to unveil our newest mug in honor of this timeless tool. The Halligan mug is slate blue and silver, strong and reliable. It’s always there for you in the toughest of times. It looks pretty cool, too.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the firehouse
Not a creature was stirring, the coffee had run out
The mugs were all stacked on the counter with care
With nothing to fill them, the cabinets were bare
The rookies drove me crazy, then they fell asleep
After the captain made dinner, that was unfit to eat
With floors to be cleaned and gifts left to wrap
This was no time for a firefighter to even take a nap