About Us

  I'm Robert (Bob, please) Connely. First Responders have had a profound and lasting impact on my life.

I recall Mom & Dad playing cards in our kitchen with two uniformed policemen in 1936 (I was five then). One immediately became my best friend when he said I could shoot his gun at the range when I was older. I became friends with Officer Bob Rice in 1943 and when my Dad died in 1945, he became my go-to advisor for teenager questions, problems and over-all guidance. So I grew up knowing Law Enforcers are exceptional people.

My friends and I often “hung-out” at the “fire barn”, under which was a basketball court where I played in a church league. Firemen would help coach and watch us play our games. Years later, Firefighters carried me, unconscious, from a smoke-filled apartment and their Medics gave me lots of oxygen, saving my life. So I know both our Firefighters, and their Medics, are also exceptional people.

My two brothers and I proudly served over 30 years (combined) in either the Army, Air Force, Navy, Reserves, and or National Guard. Other family members were Military or First Responder members.

Nearing the end of my time, I want to leave behind a lasting and worthy symbol of service to others.  Focusing on my life experiences, First Responders provided the answer. They don't have  "A Flag Of Their Own".  About all each has is a single stripe on a then flawed American Flag. They deserve much better!

Golden First Responders are courageous men and women who, 24/7, risk their own lives protecting the lives and properties of those they don't even know!

THAT Makes Them GOLDEN       

  honors and is dedicated to First Responders   
            Past, Present, and Future.
"The First Responders Foundation is proud to partner with Robert Connely designer and founder of the Golden First Responders Flag. Thank you Robert, for supporting all first responders, and for supporting the Foundation It is very much appreciated." 

We all need to show respect and appreciation
for our Golden First Responders. 

 This flag meets that need.

Red has represented Firefighters and Blue, Law Enforcers
for over100 years, so  I made the flag half red and half blue. 

It's next to impossible to read words on high waving flags. So this flag has a number 1st  because they are "FIRST" Responders, and it's gold because they are “GOLDEN”. It's in the middle, uniting the branches, and leans forward slightly to represent Golden First Responders speeding to help others. 

   Today, fly their flag & you Make THEIR day

 Tomorrow, their actions could SAVE YOUR day 

  A portion of the sales price of each flag sold will be donated to the First Responders Foundation.   

My grand-niece Kati and her husband Ryan (in this industry over 30 years combined) own A-1 Flags, Poles, and Repair, LLC.  They will sell other flags & sell, install and repair poles at competitive prices. They can discuss the future of this flag - large quantities and larger sizes.  Right now, even office flags with or without stands.                                     
Kati will become owner, and then seamlessly operate this worthy enterprise
when I join the Angeles.
Thanks for your time and considering this rewarding offer.