The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) supports the life-saving work of the most dedicated and highly skilled professional fire fighters in the world. Since 1918, these courageous men and women have plunged into every sort of inferno, risking their lives to extinguish blaze after blaze, helping to secure the safety of those who depend on them for help.
Committed to providing its approximately 298,000 member fire fighters and paramedics with the most advanced training and equipment available, the IAFF enables professional fire fighters to confidently pursue their mission to protect people, their homes, and their possessions from fire’s destructive force.
For those who do this important work, this coin is a mark of brotherhood and a sign of honor. Splashminted in bronze with an antique finish for high relief and superb detail, this coin’s obverse features the Maltese Cross of the IAFF enameled in red.
Worn by the Knights of St. John, Christian warriors who exhibited uncommon valor in the Crusades, the Maltese Cross has been worn as a badge of honor by fire fighters throughout the world for centuries. The reverse – suitable for engraving a message for recipient or brother fire fighter –celebrates the heritage of America’s bravest as they travel on the back of an old fire engine in a race to tame the flames threatening lives and property
Each coin measures 1.75 inches (44mm) in diameter.
This is an NWTMINT surplus item.