National First Responder’s Day

National First Responder’s Day

October 27, 2019

As a company owned and run by firefighters, Fire Department Coffee wants to take this opportunity to recognize our local and national heroes. The ones who never hesitate to answer the call of duty. The ones who clock in and don’t know if they’ll make it back home. National First Responder’s Day was designated by Congress on this day, October 28, 2017 and is now a day on which to honor those who continue to ensure the safety of the general public and their own brothers and sisters in uniform.

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Introducing The Coffee of the Month Club

Introducing The Coffee of the Month Club

September 30, 2019 1 Comment

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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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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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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Wired Cafe: Rockford, IL

Wired Cafe: Rockford, IL

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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The Halligan Tool: When You Need Something Extra to Break Into the Day

The Halligan Tool: When You Need Something Extra to Break Into the Day

January 08, 2019

Anyone who has worked in the fire service in the last 70 years knows about the Halligan. It’s the tool you need to get through just about any door and a lot more. It’s got a claw, a blade, and a pick. In the right hands, there’s almost nothing it can’t do. That’s why we’re so excited to unveil our newest mug in honor of this timeless tool. The Halligan mug is slate blue and silver, strong and reliable. It’s always there for you in the toughest of times. It looks pretty cool, too.

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Get the Calendar that Helps Our Heroes All Year

Get the Calendar that Helps Our Heroes All Year

October 09, 2018

If you’re reading this before your first cup of coffee, we know what you’re probably thinking: What day is this? It’s true that a delicious cup of Fire Dept. Coffee can jolt you back to reality. You know what else works? A calendar. Now we’ve got you covered, either way. We’re excited to introduce our new 2019 calendar, created along with our friends at Fire Department Chronicles. It’s available right now, for just $19.99.

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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

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 ...

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Meet Grey Fox Pottery: The Artists Behind Our Handcrafted Mugs

Meet Grey Fox Pottery: The Artists Behind Our Handcrafted Mugs

March 05, 2018

A great coffee mug is not to be underestimated. It doesn’t just carry our coffee. It shows off our style, our character, our tastes. A great coffee mug has a story to tell. When you’re drinking from a Fire Dept. Coffee mug — and why wouldn’t you be? — the story goes something like this:

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New Year’s Resolution No. 1: Drink More Coffee

New Year’s Resolution No. 1: Drink More Coffee

December 21, 2017

OK, this isn’t your typical resolution. You probably want to lose weight or quit smoking or something else that’s not going to be any fun at all. That’s great. We all want to be healthier.

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