Stamp honoring first responders officially released by USPS

The first-day of issue ceremony was held at the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, home to the nation’s largest training center for parachute firefighters


By EMS1 Staff

MISSOULA, Mont. — A stamp recognizing first responders was officially released by the U.S. Postal Service.

The Honoring First Responders Forever stamp was released and commemorated with a first-day of issue ceremony at the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, which is home to the largest training center for parachute firefighters in the country.

The stamp was created by art director and designer Antonio Alcala, designer Ricky Altizer and artist Bran Stauffer, who is known worldwide for contributing to publications such as “The New York Times,” “Time” magazine and “The New Yorker.”

"Our nation's first responders rush into life-threatening situations for the benefit of others," Guy Cotrell, the Postal Inspection Service's Chief Postal Inspector and dedicating official, said. "The Postal Service is pleased to honor their skill, dedication and unfailing bravery with this stamp."

The stamp can be purchased at usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) or at your local Post Office location.

 
Honoring First Responders Forever® Stamp First-Day-of-Issue Ceremony

Live video from the first-day-of-issue ceremony for the Honoring First Responders Forever® Stamp

Posted by US Postal Service on Thursday, September 13, 2018
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