National Society of Saint Florian and Saint Michael

National Society of Saint Florian and Saint Michael

There’s a Hero
in Your Life

Show them your gratitude with a Saint Florian and Saint Michael Challenge Coin and personalized certificate from the National Society of Saint Florian and Saint Michael.

The National Society of Saint Florian and Saint Michael

The National Society of St. Florian and St. Michael is comprised of individuals that promote awareness and offer support of issues facing emergency and first responders. These exemplary individuals have gone above and beyond in their roles to promote the meaning of a “first responder”. The National Society of St. Florian and St. Michael honors the firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and all those who are first on the scene in stressful situations, as well as an individual who promotes the public awareness of the daily strength and struggles facing emergency and first responders.

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.

The recipient’s name will be published on the First Responders Foundation website and nominators will be published as First Responders Foundation donors, unless otherwise noted on the nomination form.

The Namesakes

Saint Florian

Patron Saint of Firefighters


As you turn the coin over you will see the patron saint of firefighters, Saint Florian. Saint Florian is the patron saint of firefighters. 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 Florian Coin
St Michael Coin

Saint Michael

Patron Saint of Police Officers


On this side of this unique coin, there is a heroic depiction of Saint Michael, the patron saint of police officers. Saint Michael is an archangel, a spiritual warrior in the battle of good versus evil. He is considered a champion of justice, a healer of the sick, and a guardian. Saint Michael is depicted in artwork with a sword or scales and is often shown vanquishing evil in the form of a dragon. Praying to Saint Michael will ask for protection against the threat of evil.

Honorable Order Members

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.

Lt. Robert Jones, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, NE
Jen Wolsleben, Cedar Bluffs, NE Fire and Rescue
David Sobotka, Fire Investigator, Omaha, NE Fire & Police Departments

Anyone can nominate an individual to receive this recognition.

Ancient Order Members
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