Fireman’s Prayer Challenge Coin
The ‘FireFighter’s Prayer’, also known as the ‘Fireman’s Prayer’ is a poem that is written in almost all the fire departments or stations in the US. Alvin William ‘Smokey’ Linn originally writes it. Smokey Linn joined the Wichita, Kansas Fire Department in 1947 after returning from World War II. He retired in 1975 and became president of the local chapter of the Good Sam Camping Club. Linn passed away on 31 March 2004.
The poem’s depth and meaning are timeless. Smokey Linn wrote it after he’d been at a call involving children trapped in a burning apartment building. The firefighters could see the children in the windows but could not rescue them due to the iron bars that the apartment owner had installed. All they could do was try to contain the fire. About one in the morning, Smokey found himself sitting at the station’s kitchen table putting into words the emotions inside of him from that evening.
This custom challenge coin was ordered by the Fire & Rescue team of Maury County, Tennessee. They wanted a classical design of a challenge coin, with the ‘Fireman’s Fire’ to be engraved on one of the sides. We had to make sure that it was well machined and readable even if the letters are so small. On the other side, they asked for their insignia to be etched along with other elements.
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Finished Coin (Front)
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