Posted on December 16, 2007 at 6:45pm
The most common symbol used by Fire departments around the world is the
Maltese cross. It is often seen on fire trucks, uniforms and badges.
Its origins and reasons for being chosen as a universal Firefighter
symbol go back to the island of Malta in the 12th century.
The island of Malta was the home of the Knights of St. John who existed
during the 11th and 12th centuries. In order to identify themselves in
battle, when wearing full body armor, they needed a… Continue