A True Story

In December 2000, Rob and Ed were sitting on a steep hillside of an extinguishing brushfire above the Glendale Mountains. They were staring into the midnight sky, dreaming of the cool smooth taste of a fresh beer to quench their scorched dry mouths. From this point, these two Los Angeles based firemen set out to brew the best Fireman’s Brew in the world.

The result was Fireman’s Brew, the perfect choice to “Extinguish Your Thirst” & “Ignite the Party”! In a brief moment in time, the two men gave birth to a vision that they are living out today. Their thirst for beer and coffee after that exhausting day launched them into developing a hero’s brand of products that every American could relate to. Fireman’s Brew is a proud partner of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and is the only brewery licensed to use their logo on product packaging and marketing. So whether your beverage of choice is beer, coffee, or root beer, sit back and relax with the smooth taste of a fresh Fireman’s Brew!

Our Founder

Robert Nowaczyk has a distinguished career in civil service and truly is an American hero. For the past 28 years, Rob has served local communities as an EMT, Paramedic, SWAT team member, and now Firefighter. He is currently stationed in Los Angeles as a Firefighter Paramedic and member of the Air Operations helicopter fleet. In addition, Rob is a member of a special task force that has been deployed to earthquake ravaged Haiti (2010), New Zealand (2011), Japan (2011) and Nepal (2015). Rob started the Company on his off duty days by selling one keg at a time out of his car and now Fireman’s Brew products are available in many states across the US and several foreign countries.

Local Charitable Partners


Founded in 1996 following the Southern California Malibu Brush Fire in which six firefighters were injured due to burns received while being entrapped in a “Firestorm”, Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors is a non-profit organization managed by firefighters and civilians who volunteer their services and are dedicated to assist those that have been affected by burn injuries.

Through a variety of fundraisers and community events, Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors supports local burn centers and foundations as well as burn survivors and their families through family and patient visits, material and/or monetary donations to the patients and/or immediate family during their critical time of recovery.

To find out more about Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors, visit their website or call Toll Free (866)937-8378.

Founded in 1906 by firefighters who “passed the boot” around to help an injured or fallen comrade, the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund is dedicated to helping firefighters and their families in times of crisis. When a firefighter is injured, becomes ill or is killed in the line of duty, the fund helps their surviving families pay rent, buy clothing for their children or put food on the table.
Founded on the principals of camaraderie, brotherhood and sisterhood, the Widows Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund truly considers each person in need a member of one “firefighter family.” Whether it’s lending an ear, driving a child to school, picking up groceries, rebuilding a roof, helping fill out paperwork or dealing with insurance policies, our staff and trustees provide support from the heart.
To find out more about the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association – Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen’s Fund visit their website or call Toll Free (800) 244-3439

phpthumb_generated_thumbnailjpgA unit of the Los Angeles Fire Department rolls out every 36 seconds, every day of the year to save lives and protect property and the environment.

Because the city budget is unable to meet all the needs of the department, the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation is the major source of private support for the LAFD.  We provide equipment, technology, training and youth programs to enable our firefighters and paramedics to maintain their tradition of service at the highest level.

Visit us at www.supportlafd.org

Phone: (310) 552-4139