Born from pride of service, 1st Defender makes firefighter-inspired clothing and accessories, and contributes part of its earnings in support of firefighter causes -- such as cancer prevention and firefighter community support programs. 

As a firefighter with the San Francisco Fire Department and now retired, I have a deep and infinite appreciation of what firefighters endure to be able to perform their tasks.  During the course of my career, I have come to witness the dedication, challenges, and sacrifices firefighters make to carry out their duties -- and it is in this witnessing, and lasting reverberations of pride, that I dedicate this effort, so that I may give back to the firefighting community.

Firefighters saluting