The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced the release of a new forever stamp that salutes emergency medical professionals, firefighters and law enforcement officers who serve communities across the nation.
The USPS will honor all first responders on the stamp’s first day of issue, on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in a ceremony at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center in Missoula, Montana. Guy Cottrell, the chief postal inspector for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service will be the dedicating official.
Artist Brian Stauffer worked with art director and designer Antonio Alcalá and designer Ricky Altizer to create this stamp.
A media advisory from the USPS, sent to JEMS by the Office of EMS, gives further details about why the USPS is releasing the stamp:
“Emergencies of various types occur in our communities every day, from crimes and medical incidents to accidents and fires. These critical situations require men and women who possess the training and knowledge to rescue the endangered, treat the injured, and restore safety and order. With this stamp, the Postal Service recognizes all first responders for their skill, dedication and uncommon bravery.”