Medal of Honour for Firefighters
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The Medal of Honour for Firefighters was established by Decree on July 8, 1998. It is awarded to Burnakibé firefighters for exceptional service.
It is awarded under regular circumstances for 15 years of service, 10 years of service with 1 citation, or 10 years of service with 2 testimonials. It may be awarded under exceptional title to firefighters with 5 years of service and one of the following: 2 citations and a letter of congratulations; 1 citation, 1 testimonial, and 1 letter of congratulations; 4 or more letters of congratulations or testimonials; or an injury during service. It may also be awarded under exceptional title to foreigners. It is awarded posthumously to firefighters who died during service.
The Medal may be awarded with one of three clasps which denote the quality of action rendered by the recipient. These clasps include a bronze star, a silver star, and a gold star.
The obverse inscription translates to “Save or Perish, Medal of Honour for Firefighters, Burkina Faso,” and the reverse inscription translates to “Unity, Progress, Justice.”
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