August 2005
Fire Chief;Aug2005, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p144
Trade Publication
The article present information about badges. Today, a badge is a symbol of authority for the men and women who serve in the public safety industry. It is the focal point of a uniform and is worn proudly as a symbol of courage, honor, and service. The first badge designs were literally made out of Mexican coins and were very simplistic. Jewelers, gunsmiths or metal workers likely made these simple badges. As the concept of badges took hold, different shapes evolved and included simple engravings to identify an agency or department.


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