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New USPS stamp honors first responders

Posted at 2:41 PM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 17:44:10-04

The U.S. Postal Service has a new stamp to honor first responders. 

USPS has a ceremony on Thursday in Missoula, MT, to recognize firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency medical service professionals and other emergency personnel. It presented the "Honoring First Responders Forever" stamp.

The ceremony was at the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center in Missoula because it's the nation's largest training center for firefighters who parachute into remote areas of national forests to help stop wildfires. 

Guy Cottrell is the Chief Postal Inspector. He says, "Our nation's first responders rush into life-threatening situations for the benefit of others. The Postal Service is pleased to honor their skill, dedication and unfailing bravery with this stamp."

The names behind the imagery on the stamp are: Artist Brian Stauffer, as well as Director and Designer Antonio Alcalá and Designer Ricky Altizer from Studio A

Stauffer is a contributing artist to The New York Times, Time magazine, The New Yorker and other publications worldwide. His illustrations are best known for bridging traditional and digital realms to create a conceptual take on social issues. 

If you share the stamp on social media, you can use #HonoringFirstResponders and #FirstRespondersStamps when sharing news or your thoughts on the new stamp. 

Anyone who wants to buy a stamp can go to any USPS Postal store or you can call 800-STAMP24 or order online by clicking here.