The National Society of Saint Florian and Saint Michael
A prestigious organization that honors the heroic deeds of first responders in our lives.
The Honorable Order of Saint Florian and Saint Michael is comprised of individuals who have demonstrated the highest standards of integrity, bravery, honor and moral character, displaying an outstanding degree of professional competence, and leadership; serving selflessly and contributing to the promotion of public safety and the betterment of their communities.
Anyone can nominate an individual to receive this recognition. Nominees receive a personalized certificate and two-sided Saint Florian and Saint Michael challenge coin. The recipient’s name will be added to the Honorable Order of Saint Florian and Saint Michael which is published on the First Responders Foundation website. Nominators will be published as First Responders Foundation donors, unless otherwise noted on the nomination form.
On this side of this unique coin there is a heroic depiction of Saint Michael, the patron saint of police officers. He is their patron saint because he knows what it means to face the threat of evil and imminent danger by battling the devil. Police have Saint Michael on their side. His prayer is often said by police officers to shield them against the many dangers they face in their line of work.
As you turn the coin over you will see the patron saint of firefighters, Saint Florian. He earned this title because legend says that during his life Saint Florian put out a massive fire with only one bucket of water, saving a village from ruin. Saint Florian is often depicted in artwork pouring water from a bucket or small vessel. Praying to Saint Florian will ask for his protection in the most dangerous situations.
St Michael Challenge Coin Set
St Florian Challenge Coin Set