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New Postage Stamp Honors First Responders

First responders of all stripes are being recognized with a new commemorative stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

The stamp features an image in red, white and blue of a firefighter, a paramedic and a police officer.

“Fires, medical emergencies, accidents, and violent crimes require us to look to those who possess the training and knowledge to treat the injured, rescue the endangered, and restore safety and order,” says the Postal Service on their website. “For many, responding to emergencies is their full-time occupation, while others are highly trained volunteers.

“First responders are found throughout society, from small townships to the federal government, and their ranks often include a wide range of law enforcement professionals and public safety personnel, from air marshals and transit police to park rangers and fish and game wardens.”

Artist Brian Stauffer worked with art director and designer Antonio Alcal√° and designer Ricky Altizer to create this stamp.

Customers may purchase the “Forever” stamps for 50 cents each through the Postal Store at usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) or at Post Office locations.

(Source: https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/honoring-first-responders-S_478104)

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