In every community across America, fire fighters risk their lives to safeguard their fellow citizens.
Answering duty’s call at any hour of the day or night, these brave individuals put everything on the line to get the job done. Their boundless courage and commitment to saving lives is a testament to the honor of their profession. With great skill and fearless determination, fire fighters confront dangers and challenges that most simply could not face, earning a well-deserved reputation as true American heroes.
This coin pays tribute to America’s fire fighters for their outstanding skill and devotion to duty in the service of our nation’s towns and cities from coast to coast.
The obverse is in the shape of the Maltese Cross, a centuries-old symbol of fire fighting excellence, set against the backdrop of an unfurled American flag, and at its center, a firefighter with an ax. The reverse features the classic Fire and Rescue Maltese Cross emblem.
Struck in a brass alloy, then provided with an antique finish, this coin is accented with bright, patriotic enamel.
Each measures 1 3/4 inch x 1 3/4 inch (44mm x 44mm).