Making History As One of the Earliest EMTs

Making History As One of the Earliest EMTs

June 18, 2021 2 Comments

Lenny Walter had no idea what to expect when his shift began that day in early 1975. He and his partner, Larry Pellegrino, had just completed two months of Emergency Medical Services training to become Rockford, Illinois’ first firefighter EMTs. 

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FDC Donates $2,000 Worth of Coffee to the USO Center at Naval Station Great Lakes

FDC Donates $2,000 Worth of Coffee to the USO Center at Naval Station Great Lakes

June 09, 2021

Fire Department Coffee is proud to donate $2,000 worth of coffee for service members to enjoy. This donation is a special one for us because our founder, Luke Schneider, is a Navy veteran who graduated in January 2004 from boot camp at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois, where every young American inspired to serve their nation in the World’s finest Navy earns the right to be a Sailor.

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Enjoy the Holiday Weekend, But Remember What Memorial Day is All About

Enjoy the Holiday Weekend, But Remember What Memorial Day is All About

May 28, 2021 6 Comments

Memorial Day is truly observed at Arlington and at cemeteries from coast to coast. It’s observed at small town Main Street parades and at elaborate ceremonies in our largest cities. It’s an opportunity to reflect and remember the military men and women who gave their lives in service of our nation. 

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MD-1 Emergency Physicians.

MD-1 Brings Physicians to the Scene of the Emergency

May 17, 2021 3 Comments

Pakiela is an Associate Medical Director of Mercyhealth Prehospital and Emergency Services in Rockford, Illinois. He plays a vital role in the Mercyhealth MD-1 program, which provides oversight and physician-level field support to EMS teams on critical calls.

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Celebrating International Firefighters Day and the Thin Red Line

Celebrating International Firefighters Day and the Thin Red Line

May 03, 2021 4 Comments

The symbol that we always gravitate toward is the Thin Red Line. In recent years, it’s grown in popularity and awareness as a way to honor injured or fallen firefighters, as well as to simply show your support and respect for all those who step up to serve their communities in times of emergency.

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Supporting the American Nurses Association to End Nurse Abuse

Supporting the American Nurses Association to End Nurse Abuse

April 28, 2021 3 Comments

Go to any hospital or medical office and that's where you can expect to find this group of people who have dedicated themselves to helping others get back to good health, nurses. What you may not expect to find is that more than half of nurses have been verbally abused while 1 in 4 have been physically assaulted in the workplace, though nearly half of assaults go unreported.

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A Salute to EMS — Our Heroes Since 1973

A Salute to EMS — Our Heroes Since 1973

March 26, 2021

“Meat Wagon,” is a creative way of referring to the ambulance. The sticker and shirt design features a throwback to the old school ambulances that looked more like station wagons. It’s a 1970s thing.

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Firefighter Fenton Joins Our Crew

Firefighter Fenton Joins Our Crew

March 12, 2021 2 Comments

Whether Firefighter Fenton's providing commentary on questionable firefighting performances or letting rookies know where they stand in the pecking order, we can’t scroll past one of his videos without stopping to watch and laugh hysterically.

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Teaching Lifesaving Skills to 22 Million People Through Comedy with Jason Patton

Teaching Lifesaving Skills to 22 Million People Through Comedy

March 02, 2021 5 Comments

Fire Department Coffee is excited to announce a new nationwide initiative. Jason Patton will combine laughs and lifesaving lessons for audiences from coast to coast. Through a combination of in-person training, videos and virtual learning, our goal is to teach 22 million people by the end of 2022.

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Fire Dept. Coffee VP Jason Patton Answers the Call on A&E’s ‘Live Rescue’

Fire Dept. Coffee VP Jason Patton Answers the Call on A&E’s ‘Live Rescue’

January 28, 2021

Jason Patton is no stranger to being in front of the camera. But usually it’s a little more scripted, a little more staged and a lot more light-hearted.  As the creator of Fire Dept. Chronicles and vice president of Fire Dept. Coffee, he’s been the star of hundreds of popular online videos where he uses humor (and coffee) to show the real (and the ridiculous) aspects of life as a first responder. 

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Fire Department Coffee’s Best Bourbon Coffee Line Up Yet

Fire Department Coffee’s Best Bourbon Coffee Line Up Yet

January 20, 2021 5 Comments

Vanilla Bean Bourbon Coffee has been impeccably crafted to capture the essence of rich vanilla bean and premium bourbon.It delivers a smooth, unique taste and a distinct bourbon aroma. This one-of-a-kind coffee is anything but vanilla.

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Fire Dept Coffee - An introduction

Fire Dept Coffee: Who We Are & Why We Do What We Do

November 18, 2020

Fire Dept Coffee is a veteran-owned roastery run by firefighters. We make great-tasting, easy-drinking coffee for hardworking people everywhere. Just like you. Discover our unique roasts!

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