Air Force Fire Patches & Badges
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Last Updated:  01/18/2006 Visitors Since 13 Nov 01 Hit Counter
 
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I have long felt that badges/insignia for the traditional levels as well as some of the unique positions in AF fire protection should be developed.  The badges/patches below include the four official levels (fire fighter, 3, 4, and 5 bugles) as well as the other traditional levels adopted for Air Force Reserve Command civilian fire fighters.  Some insignia is not currently worn but the idea has to start somewhere.  The command and AF fire staff and the command and AF fire chief badges are new levels designed to represent our senior fire officials.  The fire marshal badge is what I think is more appropriate for individuals that want to wear a badge but are not fire officers.

The use of gold in the fire service is steeped in tradition.  It is a traditional symbol of leadership and command.  In our modern era, we define it as "fire officers.

Gold should be worn only by individuals who (1) are in fire officer duty positions and (2) are certified fire officers.  For example, command staff members who are not fire officers would wear the badge with nickel/silver bugles and wreath rather than gold.  Fire marshals who are not fire officers would wear the fire chiefs badge except that the bugles will be nickel/silver rather than gold.  Fire inspectors and alarm room operators are others that may have reached the level of pay of a fire officer but are not certified as fire officers. 

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Information from the Heraldry office:  Subdued   Color   Desert   AFRC    Badge

1 - Firefighter Metal Badge 1b - Firefighter 1c - Color Firefighter 1ds - Desert Sand Firefighter 1e - Firefighter 1o - Firefighter Outline
1 - Firefighter Metal Badge 1b - Firefighter 1c - Color Firefighter 1ds - Desert Sand Firefighter 1e - Firefighter 1o - Firefighter Outline
1r - AFRC Civilian Firefighter 1s - Subdued Firefighter 2 - Engineer Metal Badge 2b - Engineer 2c - Color Engineer 2ds - Desert Sand Engineer
1r - AFRC Civilian Firefighter 1s - Subdued Firefighter 2 - Engineer Metal Badge 2b - Engineer 2c - Color Engineer 2ds - Desert Sand Engineer
2e - Engineer 2o - Engineer Outline 2r - AFRC Civilian Engineer 2s - Subdued Engineer 3 - Captain Metal Badge 3b - Captain (lg)
2e - Engineer 2o - Engineer Outline 2r - AFRC Civilian Engineer 2s - Subdued Engineer 3 - Captain Metal Badge 3b - Captain (lg)
3b - Captain 3c - Color Captain 3ds - Desert Sand Captain 3e - Captain 3o - Captain Outline 3r - AFRC Civilian Captain
3b - Captain 3c - Color Captain 3ds - Desert Sand Captain 3e - Captain 3o - Captain Outline 3r - AFRC Civilian Captain
3s - Subdued Captain 4 - Station Chief Metal Badge 4a - All Silver Station Chief Metal Badge 4a - Station Chief 4b - Station Chief 4c - Color Station Chief
3s - Subdued Captain 4 - Station Chief Metal Badge 4a - All Silver Station Chief Metal Badge 4a - Station Chief 4b - Station Chief 4c - Color Station Chief
4ds - Desert Sand Station Chief 4e - Station Chief 4o - Station Chief Outline 4r - AFRC Civilian Station Chief 4s - Subdued Station Chief 4t - Station Chief two tone Metal Badge
4ds - Desert Sand Station Chief 4e - Station Chief 4o - Station Chief Outline 4r - AFRC Civilian Station Chief 4s - Subdued Station Chief 4t - Station Chief two tone Metal Badge
5 - Assistant Chief Metal Badge 5a - All Silver Assistant Chief Metal Badge 5a - Assistant Chief 5b - Assistant Chief 5c - Color Assistant Chief 5ds - Desert Sand Assistant Chief
5 - Assistant Chief Metal Badge 5a - All Silver Assistant Chief Metal Badge 5a - Assistant Chief 5b - Assistant Chief 5c - Color Assistant Chief 5ds - Desert Sand Assistant Chief
5e - Assistant Chief 5o - Assistant Chief Outline 5r - AFRC Civilian Assistant Chief 5s - Subdued Assistant Chief 5t - Assistant Chief two tone Metal Badge 6 - Deputy Chief Metal Badge
5e - Assistant Chief 5o - Assistant Chief Outline 5r - AFRC Civilian Assistant Chief 5s - Subdued Assistant Chief 5t - Assistant Chief two tone Metal Badge 6 - Deputy Chief Metal Badge
6a - All Silver Deputy Chief Metal Badge 6a - Deputy Chief 6b - Deputy Chief 6c - Color Deputy Chief 6ds - Desert Sand Deputy Chief 6e - Deputy Chief
6a - All Silver Deputy Chief Metal Badge 6a - Deputy Chief 6b - Deputy Chief 6c - Color Deputy Chief 6ds - Desert Sand Deputy Chief 6e - Deputy Chief
6o - Deputy Chief Outline 6r - AFRC Civilian Deputy Chief 6s - Subdued Deputy Chief 6t - Deputy Chief two tone Metal Badge 7 - AF FES Fire Chief 7 - DD FES Fire Chief
6o - Deputy Chief Outline 6r - AFRC Civilian Deputy Chief 6s - Subdued Deputy Chief 6t - Deputy Chief two tone Metal Badge 7 - AF FES Fire Chief 7 - DD FES Fire Chief
7 - Fire Chief Metal Badge 7a - All Silver Fire Chief Metal Badge 7a - Fire Chief 7b - Fire Chief 7c - Color Fire Chief 7ds - Desert Sand Fire Chief
7 - Fire Chief Metal Badge 7a - All Silver Fire Chief Metal Badge 7a - Fire Chief 7b - Fire Chief 7c - Color Fire Chief 7ds - Desert Sand Fire Chief
7e - Fire Chief 7o - Fire Chief Outline 7r - AFRC Civilian Fire Chief 7s - Subdued Fire Chief 7t - AF FES Chief two tone Metal Badge 7t - DD FES Chief two tone Metal Badge
7e - Fire Chief 7o - Fire Chief Outline 7r - AFRC Civilian Fire Chief 7s - Subdued Fire Chief 7t - AF FES Chief two tone Metal Badge 7t - DD FES Chief two tone Metal Badge
7t - Fire Chief two tone Metal Badge 8 - Staff Metal Badge 8a - Staff Fire Chief 8b - Staff Fire Chief 8t - Staff two tone Metal Badge 9 - Command Fire Chief Metal Badge
7t - Fire Chief two tone Metal Badge 8 - Staff Metal Badge 8a - Staff Fire Chief 8b - Staff Fire Chief 8t - Staff two tone Metal Badge 9 - Command Fire Chief Metal Badge
9a - Command Fire Chief 9b - Command Fire Chief 9t - Command Fire Chief two tone Metal Badge 9z - AF Chief Metal Badge 9za - AF Fire Chief Metal Badge Badge vs Patch Size Comparison
9a - Command Fire Chief 9b - Command Fire Chief 9t - Command Fire Chief two tone Metal Badge 9z - AF Chief Metal Badge 9za - AF Fire Chief Metal Badge Badge vs Patch Size Comparison
Blank AFRC  Civilian Patch Blank Color Patch Blank Desert Sand Patch Blank Metal Badge Blank Outline Blank Subdued Patch
Blank AFRC Civilian Patch Blank Color Patch Blank Desert Sand Patch Blank Metal Badge Blank Outline Blank Subdued Patch
Bullet Disk1-4th Scramble Bullet Disk1-8th Scramble Bullet Disk3-16th Scramble Bullet1-4th Scramble Bullet1-8th Scramble Bullet3-16th Scramble
Bullet Disk1-4th Scramble Bullet Disk1-8th Scramble Bullet Disk3-16th Scramble Bullet1-4th Scramble Bullet1-8th Scramble Bullet3-16th Scramble
Dept of Defense - FES Dept of Defense - FES (silver center) Dept of Defense - Fire Protection (gold center) Dept of Defense - Fire Protection (silver center) Fallen Fire Fighters (a) Fallen Fire Fighters (b)
Dept of Defense - FES Dept of Defense - FES (silver center) Dept of Defense - Fire Protection (gold center) Dept of Defense - Fire Protection (silver center) Fallen Fire Fighters (a) Fallen Fire Fighters (b)
Fallen Fire Fighters (c) USAF - FES (silver center)
Fallen Fire Fighters (c) USAF - FES (silver center)