Thin Red Line Flag-Firefighter Prayer Challenge Coin
There are a few things I like to think that Black Helmet stands for. Principles of the fire service and the ways we achieve them. Tradition, Dedication, Courage, and Sacrifice. Each as important as the other, and also all inter-related. When we work hard, when we do the heavy lifting, when we fight fire, we fulfill these precepts. This is who we are. This is what Black Helmet represents.
The coin is 1 3/4 inches in a hard round case for protection with a white ring. The reverse side are the four principles, Dedication, Tradition, Courage and Sacrifice.
This tradition has been carried from the military into the Fire/EMS/Law enforcement arena. Black Helmet Apparel is proud to continue this tradition..... Especially since someone got me at the last FDIC!
Just as your helmet is not merely a piece of equipment, a challenge coin is not only a token but also a tangible source of pride for America’s soldiers, firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel at every level in the chain of command. Commanders use them as on-the-spot awards. Senior military leaders often dole out their coins as gifts to foreign dignitaries or civilian VIPs.
Coin checks are still a part of military life, and various punishments are still handed out for those found without their coin. (Some cruelly choose locations apt to yield a victory. Rules commonly followed specify that the coin must be carried at all times; neither shower nor latrine exempt one from producing his coin.) But it's only ever happened to me at the bar.......