1-1/8 x 15/16 inch satin and antique finish sterling silver firefighter St. Florian shield medal on a 24 inch stainless steel rhodium plated chain. The pendant is shaped like a firefighter shield and in the center features a firefighter's helmet, ladder, and hose. There is a banner on the top that reads "Fire" and one on the bottom that reads "Fighter". On the left and right sides are a fire hydrant and a ladder. The back of the medal features a raised figure of St. Florian, who is depicted as a Roman soldier with a bucket of water, pouring it over fire. There are words that read, "St. Florian Protect Us". Includes an elegant deluxe velour jewelry box.
Saint Florian was an officer of the Roman army who suffered death for the Faith in the days of Diocletian. His legendary acts state that he gave himself up when the government was rounding up Christians, and after making a bold confession, he was twice scourged, flayed, set on fire, and finally thrown into the river. His body was recovered by a pious woman. Since that time, he has been regarded as the Patron Saint of Fireman. Many miracles of healing are attributed to his intercession and he is invoked as powerful protector in danger from fire or water.