We work long hours.
As firefighters, that’s just how it is. The firehouse has to be manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year long. No matter when that call comes in, we have to be ready, energized and ready for whatever challenge lies ahead.
But we know we’re not alone. We meet people all the time who work just as hard, just as long. Blue collar, white collar. Hard work doesn’t discriminate.
We all put in the time because that’s what the job calls for.
One thing most us seem to have in...
It was 3:30 a.m., and they were smiling.
That’s when the workday begins for the first shift of men and women filing into the factory at Pierce Manufacturing. These are hardworking folks who love their job.
They loved it just a little bit more on that day last week because we were there to greet each one of them with a fresh cup of Fire Dept. Coffee.
Two things we know are 100% guaranteed to make a long day on the job much better.
The first is coffee. It’s sort of our thing.
The second? Laughter.
Our best days on the job are when there’s a full pot of coffee and a full crew of men and women 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 ...