Air Force Fire Patches &
Graphics Courtesy of Brian D. Rath
|Last Updated: 01/18/2006||Visitors Since 13 Nov 01|
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|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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)|
|Fallen Fire Fighters (c)||USAF - FES (silver center)|