Coffee, comedy and fire protection.  What could be a better range of topics in a 45 minute podcast?

In Episode 27, Jason Patton, Vice President at FDC Coffee, sits down with Drew to discuss how their influence has helped give back to the fire fighting community.  Not only is the coffee very high quality but their give-back for mental health awareness for firefighters and EMT’s is amazing.
FDC Coffee is a veteran and firefighter owned company that gives 10% net proceeds back to mental health awareness for first responders.  Jason also started a comedic video series called Fire Department Chronicles which gives a take on a variety of topics from fire safety to life at a firehouse.

To date it’s one of the most fun times I have had interviewing someone in the firefighting / fire protection world.  Grab a cup of Fire Department Coffee and get ready to laugh.

Listen to the Audio


Introductions (3:00)
Cause Marketing (5:00)
Coffe Connoisseur (7:30)
Coffee Blending (10:30)
Coffee Grinding (12:10)
Fire Department Chronicles (13:55)
Friends of Firefighters (15:30)
Comedy & 1st Responders (17:35)
Hollywood & Firefighting (18:30)
Comedy CPR (25:45)
Coffee Blends (33:00)
Quick Response Round (35:00)
Best firefighting TV Show (40:00)

Discussed in this Episode: Fire Department Coffee, Fire Department Chronicles, Comedy CPR, Tacoma FD,

About Fire Department Coffee

Fire Dept. Coffee is a veteran-owned business dedicated to providing great-tasting coffee to people everywhere. Every order is freshly roasted in Rockford, Illinois, by a dedicated team of firefighters, first responders, and coffee connoisseurs.

Inspired by the vital role that coffee plays in helping firefighters stay alert and energized through long shifts, Fire Dept. Coffee was founded in 2016. Founder and CEO Luke Schneider is a full-time firefighter/paramedic and a U.S. Navy veteran who teamed up with firefighter/paramedic Jason Patton who is also a full-time firefighter and VP for Fire Department Coffee.

Fire Department Coffee is run by active and retired firefighters, including our operations officer and chief coffee roaster.

Along with providing a growing selection of incredible coffee — including its signature spirit-infused roasts — Fire Dept. Coffee also supports heroes in need through the Fire Dept. Coffee Foundation. Ten percent of net proceeds are donated to help provide essential resources and assistance to first responders who have been injured on the job, mentally or physically, or who are facing other serious health challenges.

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