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    Question Ringing of the Bell?

    I'm looking for an answer as to what the significance of ringing of the bell at a firemans funeral? Also is there a standard number of rings, what do they mean? What are the guidelines if any?

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    The book of standard funerals states that a silver or brass bell shall be rung at any fallen fireman's or policeman's funeral. It should be rung for either the municipal box alarm they were at, such as it they were in District 5, Zone 327. The Bell would be rung for each Number.(5-3-2-7) "1-1-1-1-1, 1-1-1, 1-1, 1-1-1-1-1-1-1". When this "Last Box Alarm" doesn't work out, you shall ring signal "5-5-5-5-5"
    That is (1-1-1-1-1, 1-1-1-1-1, 1-1-1-1-1, 1-1-1-1-1, 1-1-1-1-1).
    They can do the bell or use a motorized siren or steam whistle to signal that fallen members "Last Alarm", or the call at which they has passed. It has been a custom of firefighters since the nineteenth century, to ring out the last alarm of a fellow fireman, so he can "Go home", or so his soul can leave the fire, and return to that big, brick firehouse in the sky... Does that explain it well?

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    Thank you very much, that is was what I needed.

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