Willingly rising their lives to keep us safe, professional firefighters routinely demonstrate awe-inspiring courage and an uncommon dedication to duty.
As the premier advocacy organization for professional firefighters throughout the world, the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) has remained committed to supporting the life-saving work of these extraordinary men and women.
Founded in 1918, the IAFF has led the way in developing innovative and effective firefighting techniques, ensuring the continued safety and protection of persons and property from fire’s destructive force.
This coin salutes the outstanding leadership of the IAFF and pays tribute to the incredible courage and skill of all professional firefighters. The obverse features the Maltese Cross emblem of the IAFF. Worn by the Knights of St. John “the legendary Christian warriors of the Crusades “the Maltese Cross has become an internationally recognized symbol of the life-saving work performed by firefighters each and every day. The design on the reverse honors the enduring commitment of professional firefighters throughout history.
Minted in a brass alloy, this sturdy coin is struck in a proof-like finish. Each coin comes packaged in a clear lucite capsule with a header card that describes the mission and history of the International Association of Firefighters.
Each coin measures 1 1/2 inch (39mm) in diameter.
This is an NWTMINT surplus item.