1. #1
    Captain Mike
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    Post Captains two bugles insignia - parallel or crossed?

    The traditional insignia for fire officers:
    1 bugle - Lieutenant
    2 bugles - Captain
    3, 4, or 5 crossed bugles for batt chief, asst chief, and chief

    With 3 or more bugles they are always crossed in some type of X-pattern, but with two bugles I have seen them in both a crossed pattern as well as a parallel pettern.

    Which, if either, is the "traditional" pattern of the Captains bugles?

    Thanks much.

  2. #2
    Firehouse.com Guest


    Here, we call them trumpets and wear them parallel EXCEPT for the most senior Captain - he wears his crossed.

  3. #3
    Firehouse.com Guest


    In my dept the shift officers have the side by side bugles and the addmin officers have the crossed bugles.


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    Firehouse.com Guest


    Parallel= Captain
    Crossed= Junior most Deputy Chief (with 1 Chief and 3 Deputies)

    [This message has been edited by Tillerman-6 (edited 05-30-2001).]

  5. #5
    Junior Member

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    Apr 2000
    Springfield, Ohio


    Around this area, Captains wear parallel trumpets and Batt Chief/District Chief wear crossed.

    Mike Linthicum
    Fire Buff's Guide to Southwest Ohio
    FirePage Ohio

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