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20 Years: A Reflection on 9/11 and Our Heroes

20 Years: A Reflection on 9/11 and Our Heroes

September 08, 2021 7 Comments

Our world changed forever on September 11, 2001, when terrorists flew hijacked airliners into both towers of the World Trade Center and into the Pentagon. Our nation stopped frozen in disbelief. Yet that day delivered a stark reminder that heroes walk among us.

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Ginger Billy, Fire Truck Car

Ginger Billy Shows Us All How to Fight Fars (AKA Fires)

August 31, 2021

Ginger Billy's far truck, a lil’ bitty thing complete with a hand-cranked siren, may not be the most confidence-inspiring vehicle we’ve ever seen. He’s got a fire hose (sort of) and a pike pole (he calls it a pokey stick) and he’s got a pot of Fire Dept. Coffee brewing at all times (we respect that).

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Four Days of Fun at FDIC International

Four Days of Fun at FDIC International

August 24, 2021 1 Comment

We spent four days hanging out with amazing, hardworking fire and rescue professionals from around the world. We drank coffee together, we took pictures, and we cracked jokes. 

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Fire Department Coffee is a real coffee company.

Yes, Fire Dept. Coffee is Real — Like Really, Real Good Coffee

August 17, 2021

One of the first questions people ask us, “Is Fire Dept. Coffee a real company?’” So let’s put this question to bed, once and for all. The answer is … Yes, we’re real. Like really real.

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U.S. Navy, Damage Controlmen Logo, Shipboard Firefighters

Navy’s Damage Controlman Fight Fires and Floods with a Full Cup of Coffee

August 04, 2021 2 Comments

When you’re out at sea and your ship catches on fire — which happens surprisingly often — no local fire department is coming to rescue you. So every sailor, from their earliest days in uniform, is trained to achieve at least a basic familiarity with the tools and techniques to put out the flames.

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Fire Department Coffee is a NaVOBA certified Veteran Owned Business.

Fire Department Coffee Recognized as a NaVOBA Certified Veteran Owned Business

August 03, 2021 1 Comment

Being NaVOBA Certified is the gold standard of veteran-owned business recognition because it requires that the business be majority-owned, operated and controlled by U.S. military veterans. It’s a higher standard than many other certifications, and it’s one that we are proud to meet.

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Making History As One of the Earliest EMTs in Rockford, IL

Making History As One of the Earliest EMTs in Rockford, IL

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 Great Lakes Naval Station

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

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 Memorial Day Weekend, But Remember to Salute Those Who Have Served in the U.S. Military

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend, But Remember to Salute Those Who Have Served in the U.S. Military

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 EMS 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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Honoring International Firefighters Day and the Thin Red Line

Honoring 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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