Saint Florian is the patron saint of firefighters, chimney sweeps and those who fear drowning. Florian was a respected Roman army officer whose responsibilities included commanding a fire brigade. He was martyred after making a bold confession of his faith by twice being scourged, half-flayed alive, set on fire, and finally thrown into the river with a stone around his neck. His feast day is May 4th. Buy a pendant or add on a chain to make it a necklace. Get St. Florian medals in either sterling silver, gold-filled or 14kt solid gold all made in the USA and with lifetime guarantees.