Is there a protocol for retiring badges? Have any of your departments ever done so and do you have a ceremony in place for such an occassion?
My department is planning to retire the first badge in it's history in September for a LODD that occurred 50 yrs ago at the request of the family. I have been working with my Asst. Chief on this and would really like to do it right. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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08-22-2001, 07:06 PM #1
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Protocol for retiring badges for LODD
08-26-2001, 10:51 AM #2
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- Lewisville, Texas
Have a dinner, dress up pretty, have the family bring up personal stuff and talk about the fire fighter. Get the chief to give a speech and present the badge to the family, kinda like when they give the widow the folded up flag at military funerals. Put the badge in a shadow box with his picture or a patch. Then make sure to put the word 'retired' next to the badge number on all the rosters. Weve never done anything like this before, let us know what you decide to do.My comments posted here do not reflect the views of my department.
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