United States Air Force Fire Protection ABU Patch
Criteria: The Air Force Fire Protection Badge is issued to Air Force service members who have been trained in safety and fire prevention, have qualified as military firefighters, and have been assigned to an Air Force fire department. The badge is considered an identification emblem rather than a personal decoration and is only worn when serving in the capacity as an Air Force firefighter. The badge is not considered a permanent decoration and must be surrendered upon termination of duty as a firefighter.
Worn on the lower left breast pocket of a military uniform, the badge is similar in appearance to the Air Force Security Police Badge. The center firefighters "scramble" is replaced with a different number of bugles for fire officers. One bugle is awarded for Lieutenants, two for Captains, three for Assistant Chiefs, four for Deputy Fire Chiefs and five for Fire Chiefs and the Base Fire Marshal, who is also the Civil Engineering Squadron Commander.
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