Fire Department Chronicles: A Firefighter, a Comedian and a Mission to Serve

Fire Department Chronicles: A Firefighter, a Comedian and a Mission to Serve

August 07, 2018 7 Comments

There are two things we know that are 100 percent guaranteed to make a long day on the job much better:

The first is high-quality coffee — it’s sort of our thing.

The second? Laughter.

Our best days on the job are when there’s a full pot of quality coffee and a full crew of men and women who are in good moods and cracking jokes.

Jason Patton is the founder of Fire Department Chronicles, where he shares hilarious videos that tap the power of humor to lift the spirits of firefighters worldwide. That’s why he’s become one of Fire Dept. Coffee’s greatest partners.

We’re thrilled to announce that you can now get your own Fire Department Chronicles t-shirts in our online store.

The Man Behind the Laughs

You know Jason — he’s the big guy with the bald head and the accent with the wide eyes that you see in our social media posts, not to mention those he shares via Fire Department Chronicles on Facebook and Instagram.

Like this one that shows how a firefighter can become a maniac about his cardio workouts.

Or this parody that introduces the Emergency Chicken Air Breathing system with its patented poultry filtration device.

Jason isn’t just a jokester — he’s a firefighter and paramedic based in Florida with more than a decade on the job.

Like other first responders, he understands the importance of his work. He serves the community and is always ready to save a life on a moment's notice.

It’s an incredibly stressful job, and he’s learned firsthand how a well-timed laugh can make all the difference in the world for those who dedicate their lives to serving others.

It just so happens that Jason is funnier than the average firefighter — much, much funnier.

“I started making videos as an outlet for the stress that I was enduring from my job as a firefighter,” Jason said. “It was a great outlet for me and my coworkers to de-stress and cope with what we see on a daily basis. Then I started getting messages from other firefighters and first responders saying that it helped them to laugh after bad calls.”

Fire Dept. Coffee founder Luke Schneider was one of those people. Luke came across Jason’s videos online and could not stop laughing. He reached out to Jason and the more they learned about each other, the more they saw a shared purpose.

Fire Dept. Coffee helps hardworking people get through the day with the help of a bold, delicious mug of their favorite caffeinated drink.

Fire Department Chronicles helps them get through the day by providing a shot of humor that goes down smooth because it’s both completely ridiculous and completely spot-on.

On top of it all, they don’t do it just for money or just for laughs — they have a mission to serve and to take care of their fellow firefighters and their families. They have a mission to serve their communities.

“I got involved with Fire Dept. Coffee because our brands are built on the same premise: Help others,” Jason said. “We both believe that the foundation of any company should be to benefit those around you. By making clean, family-friendly videos for people to laugh at, raise money for cancer victims, or even just give someone a bag of free coffee, we are working to try to make the world around us just a little better.”

Jason has become an ambassador for Fire Dept. Coffee, spreading the word about our mission at firehouses across the country and around the world.

It is our honor to spread the word about Jason and his mission. We’re proud to be his partner, and we would be proud to see you wearing a Fire Department Chronicles shirt. When someone asks you about the shirt, tell them about Jason. Tell them how laughter really does have the power to heal.

Show your support for both the power of laughter and the power of a well-timed cup of coffee today! Check out Fire Dept. Coffee’s high-quality coffee and be sure to buy your Fire Department Chronicles shirt as well.

Tell them how laughter really does have the power to heal.

 



7 Responses

Jessica M Stanwood
Jessica M Stanwood

January 20, 2021

I love Jason’s persona and the way he comes off insane but teaches you things st the same time. His humor is so awesome I was on the floor laughing so hard I could not breathe! Please warn Capt Mosby, Dan Flynn and Matt Iseman before you speak a word! You should come with a warning label and I mean that in the best way! Your coffee is the bomb too!!!!

Deputy Chief Ken Howsam
Deputy Chief Ken Howsam

November 24, 2020

Thank you Jason and the FDC team for the outlet and we appreciate the comical relief to help in healing fellow firefighters and Paramedics when dealing with stress. We often start with one of Jason’s videos to kick start a training session or lecture at our hall. Soon, we will be drinking the FDC Coffee too

Ian Melody
Ian Melody

October 19, 2020

Thank you Crew for your coffee I’ve been enjoying the past several weeks. It starts my day perfectly. I’ve been retired from the Service for the past 5 years but still keep my noodle [Australian expression for head] and grey matter active by doing part time commercial fire and emergency response training in the workplace. Thank you for your videos and support for first responders mental health. Well done and look forward to more of the ‘Departments’ antics and of course the perfect coffee!.

Lt. Alwain white FDNY-EMS Batt 18
Lt. Alwain white FDNY-EMS Batt 18

October 19, 2020

Brother, I find your work both humorous and inspirational. Keep doing what you’re doing.

Jimmie Matthews
Jimmie Matthews

September 24, 2020

I just wanted to say THANKS for what you guys are doing! With almost 2 decades on the job as a firefighter/paramedic in Florida and 2 combat tours to Iraq as a Soldier, I can attest to coffee and laughter being the best medicine. Thanks to your family as well! If you are like me then you know they are the strength behind the uniform! I have NO idea how THEY put up with US!! LOL

Respectfully,
LT Matthews
Jacksonville Fire Rescue Dept
Station 43 " The Last Outpost"

Patrick J Alleman
Patrick J Alleman

August 18, 2020

I am a Paramedic in Charlotte Michigan, have been on the road for the past 23 years. It does get very stressful and a humorous outlet is a great thing. So I have watched several of the videos from Fire Department Chronicles, and have shared them withe my co-workers and friends. We all get a great laugh out of them, and can relate to them as well. I also am a big coffee drinker and have just recently tried several brews of the Fire Department Coffee. My favorite is the Rum infused brew. I have signed up for the coffee of the month club and could not be more pleased with the brews I receive. Thank you for doing what you do, and keep up the great work. you really do help you Brothers in the field!!!.
Sincerely,
Patrick “OPUS” Alleman

Anthony delapaz
Anthony delapaz

August 11, 2020

I just wanted to let Jason know I just got accepted into a fire academy and I really appreciate all his videos of advice. Also the videos about medics are super funny and really true I’m barely going to make a year as a paramedic this September. Thank you Jason for all the videos of advice and comedy.

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