When searching for premium firefighter flags, Carrot-Top Industries is proud to offer American-made products crafted with excellence. With over forty years of experience, we are dedicated to providing businesses with unmatched customer service you can trust. As members of the NFIDA, FMAA, and the BBB, it is our mission to provide an exceptional experience for every customer. Discover the Carrot-Top Industries difference, and shop our wide selection of fire department flags below!
The Different Types of Firefighters Flags that We Sell
Honor our fallen firefighters with a firefighter flag grave marker. Each stick flag is made from high-quality poly/cotton, sewn on all four sides, and mounted on a sturdy 30” flag stand topped with a beautiful gilded spear. Our firefighter flags feature a brilliant red background with the fire department logo stating “loyal to our duty,” making a poignant reminder of their heroic sacrifice. As with all Carrot-Top Industry flags, our firefighter flags are proudly made in the USA.
Our fire rescue flags feature a white background with a red Maltese Cross in the center. Honoring rescue departments across the nation and the first responders who put their lives on the line, each durable industrial-strength Nylon flag is the perfect addition to business. We use heavy-duty brass grommets for ease of use on any flagpole, for long-lasting use honoring our brave heroes.
Honor the brave heroes who died in the line of duty with our firefighter mourning flags. Made with heavy-duty 200-denier Nylon fabric, our flags are ideal for outdoor use and exceptionally weather-resistant. Featuring purple, white, and black bars with a Maltese Cross in the center with “In Memorium” at the top, each flag pays tribute to the heroes who gave their all.
Our heavy-duty nylon flags are perfect for displaying in front of your business or firehouse. Choose between outdoor or ceremonial options, the ideal fireman flag to display your support. Our outdoor flags are equipped with a reinforced canvas header, making them incredibly durable so you can enjoy their beauty year after year.
Show your dedication to your local firefighters with our Loyal To Our Duty flags. Crafted from premium 200-denier Nylon, they are ideal for indoor and outdoor display. As always, every flag produced by Carrot-Top Industries is proudly American-made, so you can feel confident flying it with pride!
Honor the brave men and women who have died in the line of duty with our firefighter remembrance flags. Crafted of heavy-duty Nylon material, with reinforced headings and ultra-strong grommets, show your gratitude for their service by flying this vibrant flag in front of your business.
Simplistic yet impactful, our fire department logo flags are the perfect addition to your business. The vibrant red background and line-drawn logo are printed on heavy-weight 200-denier Nylon for superior weather resistance. As with all of our flags, it features canvas-reinforced headers and heavy-duty grommets to ensure long-lasting beauty, so you can honor our nation’s firefighters for years to come.
Our thin red line flags are the perfect way to show your appreciation to the firefighters who died in the line of duty. Made from 3’x5’ nylon, they are ideal for indoor and outdoor use, with durable construction you can depend on. The red stripe is vividly centered within a deep black background, ensuring it stands out. Proudly made in America to the thin red line within our flag honors US firefighters who selflessly gave their lives.
FAQ about firefighter and their flags
1. What does the black flag on a fire department mean?
A black flag is a symbol of mourning honor for firefighters who were killed in the line of duty.
2. What does it mean when a fire truck has a flag on it?
When firetrucks display a flag firefighters are displaying their pride for their country and their department.
3. What does 5555 mean to firefighters?
The numbers 555 are a code signifying a colleague or the mayor has died, and the flag should be lowered to half-staff.
4.How do you honor firefighters?
There are multiple ways to honor firefighters, including flying a thin red line American flag to symbolize the fallen, purchasing firefighter gifts to say thank you, and flying a first responder flag in front of your business.
5. How many firefighters died on 9/11?
343 firefighter lost their lives, providing heroic lifesaving help to those trapped within the twin towers.
The History Of The Fire Department
Firefighting has been a part of American history since the country’s founding. Originally, firemen were simply members of the community who came together to put out fires when necessary. It wasn’t until 1736 that the first official fire department was established in Philadelphia. This volunteer fire brigade was a groundbreaking establishment, as there had never been a dedicated group of men tasked with fighting fires.
Although they were volunteers, insurance companies often paid these brave men as a thank-you for protecting their clientele. While it was monumental for its time, these small fire brigades quickly become ineffective as the cities around them grew, which lead to the establishment of the first professional fire department, located in Cincinnati, in 1853. As time progressed, firefighters’ jobs became more complicated as the emergence of high-rise buildings and highly flammable materials gained popularity, forcing them to adapt to the ever-changing job requirements.
Soon, fire stations began expanding their services, which soon included non-fire related tasks like EMS services, vehicle rescues, and public safety, creating a new role known as the first responder. By 2018, over 62% of all fire dept’s offered one or more emergency services. Modern firefighters are grouped into county or city departments, and there are currently 58,150 fire stations, 27,228 fire departments, and over 1,216,600 firefighters nationwide, responding to a fire every twenty-three seconds!
The History Of The Maltese Cross
The Maltese Cross has a poignant but bloody history, marking the heroism of brave men who risked their lives to save their brothers in arms. In a bid for the holy land, a group of crusaders known as the Knights of St. John came up against the brutal Saracens, who introduced a new and horrifying weapon of war, fire. As the Knights advanced on the city, they were met with glass bombs containing naptha, a highly flammable liquid, which saturated the crusaders. The Saracens then lit them on fire, hurling torches at them as they neared. As the Knights began burning alive, their brothers began fighting the flames, risking their lives to save them from their painful fates, effectively becoming the first firefighters in history. To honor their sacrifices and heroic efforts, each crusader was presented with a badge of honor symbolizing protection and courage, the Maltese Cross, named after their home Malta, near the Mediterranean Sea.
Maltese Cross Design
The Maltese Cross has four parts with rounded corners, with the word “FIRE” written at the top and “ DEPT” at the bottom. In the center circle, there are five pieces of fire equipment, including an ax, helmet, horn, ladder, and crossed bugles. On the right is another bugle and ladder, while the left pictures a fire hydrant. The colors within the design are red, gold, black and white, ensuring the emblems stand out.
Interesting facts about firefighters
1. 50% of all firefighters in the USA are between the ages of thirty and forty-nine years old.
2. Colorado Springs, Colorado, is home to the National Firefighter Memorial.
3. As of 2020, only 9% of all firefighters were women.
Contact Our Flag Experts Today!
Carrot-Top Industries is proud to provide high-quality, American-made flags to businesses across the nation. As a woman-owned company in business for over forty years, we are dedicated to unmatched customer service that puts our customers first. With a focus on the future, we will continue to provide stunning products honoring the brave men and women who make our country the greatest one in the world. For more information on our mission and to learn more about our wide selection of patriotic flags, please contact us.