Rank and Grade Identifiers
I was just curious as to what other departments are using as a system to signify rank and grade while on a fire scene. Ours is below.
Junior Firefighter Program:
Yellow Helmet w/ Yellow Shield. (Not permitted to ride with a crew or chief, only permitted at training details)
Black Helmet w/ Red Shield. Does not denote station assignment.
Black Helmet w/ Black Shield denoting station assignment. This is the bulk of the department and is all front line, non supervisory firefighters. Generally falls in the 1-7 years of service.
Black Helmet w/ Blue Shield denoting station assignment and grade. Firefighters who have a minimum of 4 yours in service as well as advanced training in operations, heavy and technical rescue, and command structure. These are eligible to be supervisory firefighters and lead an engine or truck company in the absence of a LT or Capt.
Black Helmet w/ White Shield denoting station and rank. Obviously immediate supervisory role with overall direction of a singular company or station.
Assistant Chief/Chief Of Dept.:
White Helmet w/ Gold Shield denoting rank.
Black Helmet w/ Green Shield and Markings.
Training Academy Staff:
Orange Helmets to denote instructor.
Thanks all and stay safe.