Origin of Coffee: Ethiopian Roots

Origin of Coffee: Ethiopian Roots

October 09, 2019

Ethiopian Coffee has the longest history of coffee growing and harvesting in the entire world. Coffee originated in Ethiopia and what better way to honor this fact than by choosing a coffee from Ethiopia as Fire Dept. Coffee’s first-ever Coffee of the Month pick?! Coffee has nearly boundless benefits, including keeping away memory loss, diabetes prevention, and of course, acting as a 

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Introducing The Coffee of the Month Club

Introducing The Coffee of the Month Club

September 30, 2019

There is only one thing better than receiving a new box of FDC on your doorstep every month: A different flavor of FDC every month. Say hello to our little friend: The Coffee of the Month Club. Beginning October 2019, FDC will be sending our “Coffee of the Month” club members a different, great-tasting flavor every month to keep up the spice in your relationship with coffee. These various flavors, including those exclusive to the Club, are sure to rock your taste buds and give you that much-n...

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A Stair Climb to Honor Our Fallen Heroes on 9/11

A Stair Climb to Honor Our Fallen Heroes on 9/11

September 09, 2019

Florida-based firefighter and Vice President of Fire Dept. Coffee, Jason Patton will ascend 110 flights of stairs for the San Antonio 9/11 Memorial Climb on September 11, 2019. Paying tribute to the hundreds of fallen heroes involved in the rescue efforts after the terrorist attacks in which thousands of people died, Jason will not only climb over a hundred flights of stairs but he will do so with an additional fifty pounds of gear on, per his promise of adding ten extra pounds of gear to his...

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How the Dalmatian Became a Firefighter’s Best Friend

How the Dalmatian Became a Firefighter’s Best Friend

July 16, 2019

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?

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Firefighter Spotlight: A Q&A with Warren Forsyth, One of New York’s Bravest

Firefighter Spotlight: A Q&A with Warren Forsyth, One of New York’s Bravest

May 14, 2019

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.

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Free Coffee and Endless Support for Firefighters Laid off in Houston

Free Coffee and Endless Support for Firefighters Laid off in Houston

May 05, 2019

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...

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Join Us in Honoring Our Heroes on International Firefighters’ Day

Join Us in Honoring Our Heroes on International Firefighters’ Day

April 30, 2019

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.

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The Maltese Cross Draws on a History of War, Charity and Firefighting

The Maltese Cross Draws on a History of War, Charity and Firefighting

April 17, 2019

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.

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Introducing LION Action Blend: A Coffee to Support the Fight Against Cancer

Introducing LION Action Blend: A Coffee to Support the Fight Against Cancer

April 09, 2019

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. Cancer. 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.

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A Q&A with Wired Cafe: Family, Food and Coffee

A Q&A with Wired Cafe: Family, Food and Coffee

March 28, 2019

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.

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Our Tribute to ‘Real Women in the Fire Service'

Our Tribute to ‘Real Women in the Fire Service'

March 06, 2019

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...

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The Conway Shield Service Blend is for the Love of Our Heroes

The Conway Shield Service Blend is for the Love of Our Heroes

February 06, 2019

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.

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