The pilots (Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration) and crew all volunteer their time and talents to fly the “First & Finest.”
The crew consist of: Police Officers (Active and Retired), representing numerous agencies.
Firefighters and EMT personnel (Active and Retired);
Civilian Friends and Families.
Only Police Officers wear the words “POLICE” on their uniforms. Firefighters, EMT and Civilians wear “First & Finest” on their uniforms.
Insignias worn on crew uniforms indicate the agency represented.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
“No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.” Ronald Reagan
“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another.” Erma Bombeck
“Though government has an important role to play in meeting the many challenges that remain before us, we are coming to understand that no organization, including government, will fully succeed without the active participation of each of us. Volunteers are vital to enabling this country to live up to the true promise of its heritage.” Bill Clinton
“We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service relationship to humanity. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.