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    Exclamation Fire Line Badges

    I'm interested in obtaining fire line badges from any town. I will purchase the badges or trade for other fire department related items. Also, I'm interested in obtaining badges for fire alarm operators.

    Here are a couple of the fire line badges that I currently have. The badge on the left is a City of Cincinnati Priviledge Badge. The one on the right with Fire Lines in red enamel is from New York, New York.

    I would also be interested in seeing photos of fire line badges from other collections.
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    Hey Steve,Whats A Fire Line Badge,Is That The Badge They Wear When On Duty?

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    Lightbulb Use of Fire Line Badges

    Fire line badges were issued by the fire department for buffs, reporters, and other individuals who were to be allowed near the building during a blaze. Most larger towns issued these and some places issued seperate "Press" badge in some cases. They were essentially a badge saying that you were a buff and it was O.K. for you to be on the scene.

    I'm interested in Fire Line badges from any department! I would really like to find additional styles from Cincinnati, Ohio or Covington, Kentucky!

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    Cool,Do You Know What The Las Vegas Fire Department Uses?Do They Do That?Also What Does One Look Like?
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    Question Las Vegas

    I'm not sure if Las Vegas ever used fire line badges. The 2 in the photo above both date to the 1930's (thats a rough guess). Although some places currently issue them, they are simply a plastic photo ID card now. I'm not aware of any town that actually issues a real badge anymore.

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    I doubt if many depts. use them anymore. But it's easy to get a press pass. Just go to your local newspaper and tell them you're a buff (you'll probably have to explain it). Once they know you could be a "source" for good front page pictures, they'll probably give you a press pass, and maybe some "free" developing (if you aren't shooting digital).

    Then again, getting the FD to pay any attention to it is another story.

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    Still looking for more badges! Just purchased a Manchester, New Hampshire badge. What do you have....

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    Arrow Have one of these?

    Still trying to find more fire line badges. Does anyone have a New York badge of the style shon below that they would be willing to part with?
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