Founded in 1918, the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) has supported the life-saving work of the most dedicated and highly skilled professional firefighters in the world.
Rushing headlong into the smoke and flames, these courageous men and women risk 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 267,000 members with the most advanced training and equipment available, the IAFF enables professional firefighters to confidently pursue their mission to protect lives and property from fire's destructive force.
This coin is dedicated to the courageous efforts of professional firefighters throughout the world and salutes the role of the IAFF in supporting their important work. The obverse features the Maltese Cross logo of the IAFF. 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 firefighters throughout the world for centuries. The reverse contains a montage of vintage firefighting symbols.