This coin honors and celebrates professional Paramedics, heroes who inspire us all through their dedication to saving lives in the most dangerous circumstances. Paramedics are known for their skill under pressure and their passion for saving lives. Prepared by extensive training and driven by a deep desire to help those most in need, these talented and dedicated individuals always rise to the occasion to get the job done. Their professionalism and desire to achieve excellence in the face of daunting challenges inspires not only the people they help, but all those who
witness their work. In communities across America, these individuals complete their assigned mission with great skill and compassion.
Founded in 1918, the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) has supported the life-saving work of the most dedicated and highly skilled professional firefighters and emergency personnel in the world.
Committed to providing its approximately 267,000 members with the most advanced training and equipment available, the IAFF enables professional paramedics to confidently pursue their mission to save lives.
Minted in solid bronze, with an antique patina, this coin pays tribute to the courageous paramedics who put their lives on the line to safeguard us all. The obverse depicts the Star of Life, the symbol denoting and honoring all emergency services personnel, with the words “EMERGENCY MEDICAL PARAMEDIC” surrounding it, accented by bold blue and red enamel. The reverse contains the Maltese Cross logo of the IAFF. Worn by the Knights of St.John, the legendary warriors of the Crusades, the Maltese Cross has been
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inches (44mm) in diameter.