Virginia firefighters de-stress with coffee venture

  • Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Published: 03/19/2021 12:00 AM

The three Powhatan firefighters behind the newly formed Triple Tap Coffee plan to live up to their company’s name. When a firefighter hooks three hoses up to a fire hydrant, the goal is to maximize water flow to create high performance hydrant operation, said Jeffrey Wallace, a career lieutenant paramedic with Powhatan County Fire and Rescue. In the same way, when Wallace and his co-workers, Art Tate, career firefighter EMT, and John Menc, career firefighter medic, decided several months ago to start Triple Tap Coffee, they wanted to have the same approach. “That is the best we can do. It is going all the way for us,” Wallace said. “If someone triple taps a hydrant, that is the most effort involved. It is not the easy way; it is the complex, hard way.” It helps out that there are three of them, too, agreed Menc with a smile. “The double meaning is a constant reminder of the product we want to create,” he said.


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