"Badges of America's Heroes"

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Retired
Years in Fire/EMS:
37
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Fire
Years With Department/Agency
37
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.badgesofamericasheroes.com
Web Site:
http://www.badgesofamericasheroes.com
Relationship Status:
Married

Badges of America's Heroes


A Pictorial Guide to Badges of America's Firefighters
Here are just a few of the fine points:

 Almost a thousand badges are portrayed representing nearly every state
 The book serves as a historical record, chronologically documenting many cities badge evolution
 Some of the earliest known fire badges are represented
 The book has contributions from museums and other collectors
 Many one of a kind, gold and silver presentation badges are portrayed
 Badge narratives include the historical significance and back-ground information that relates to the owner of the badge
 The book includes some of the earliest known ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, tintypes and carte de viste of Firemen wearing badges

If you like badges, you will love this book!

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At 2:47am on June 12, 2012, larry cooke said…

Sir,

I retired as an Lt. in 2003 aft. abt. 30yrs on the street. How long have you been retired? I have difficulty letting go of the FD. I still have startled response, hypervigilence and sleep disturbance. My Engine ran 8-10 calls a day, mostly aft. 10 pm. It was not uncommon to be up all night. My last shift we left the station at 10pm and returned at 7am aft. running calls. My last year we ran 167 structure fires.

I was in a local office (we had cad system) and their printer went off and I stood up thinking I had to respond.

Did you have difficulty adjusting to retirement? I hate being retired but at the age of 64 yo I don't have a choice. I qualified through our combat test well within the time limit.

I was just asking how you adjusted to retirement.

Thank you in advance for your time.

With deep respect,

Larry

At 6:35am on July 6, 2011, Andrew said…
trade patches.

Good day! I am a collector from Ukraine. I suggest you to exchange patches.
Andrew. tkachenko_van@optima.com.uа
 
 
 

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