This weekend marks the 40th annual National Firefighters Memorial Weekend. This is the official tribute to all firefighters who died in the line the line of duty during the previous year. We work with several firefighters, fire stations, fire districts and fire academies. There are so many traditions when you are part of the brotherhood of firefighters. The tradition of designing and flying custom department flags is one we are very familiar with. Over the years we have helped design or make hundreds of custom fire department flags.
Many firefighter flags include a Maltese cross. This symbol is often found as the foundation of the fire department badge. We offer a stock fire department flag and firefighter flag, both include the Maltese Cross. The top section may say FIRE, the bottom section may say DEPT, and include symbols. Many fire departments simply customize this stock flag and change symbols, add year established, and other items to make their own.
Symbols that are often included on a fire department flag include fire helmet, ladder, axe, pick, fire hydrant, and flames.
Station numbers, years established, fire academy graduation year, and so on.
State, Town, or City Symbols
Many flags include symbols of the state, town, or the city they are located in. For instance, South Adams County Fire Department has a silhouette of the skyline, Loveland Fire & Rescue Authority’s flag includes an American and Colorado flag, Mission Fire Department includes a historic church in the design. Torrington Volunteer Fire Departments flag includes a cowboy on a horse, an iconic Wyoming symbol. Summit Fire & EMS flag includes the Rocky Mountains, Adams County Fire Rescue includes the Colorado “C” in the center, and Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District’s flag includes Mount Sopris, the unofficial symbol of the Roaring Fork Valley.
If you or your department are ready to design a new flag, reach out to our team. They can help you design a flag that represents you and your community.