Fire Brigade Long Service Medal for 40 Years

SKU: 02.BAD.0117.101.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    1898

Physical Description


A circular medal constructed of bronze or war material. The obverse bears the symbol of the fire brigade in the center - two crosses axes with a fire helmet at the top - with oak leaves in the background, encompassed by a border with the inscription "DEM NÄCHSTEN ZUR WEHR. GOTT ZUR EHR. 40". The reverse bears the coat of arms of Baden encompassed by laurel leaves, with a border with the inscription " FÜR 40JÄHRIGE DIENSTE BEI DER FREIW. FEUERWEHR". Topped with a horizontally elongated suspension, on a red and yellow striped ribbon.

History


The Fire Brigade Long Service Medal was established under the order of Grand Duke Friedrich I in 1898. It was conferred upon members of voluntary fire departments who distinguished themselves during 40 years of service.

Originally, decoration for Long Service in the fire brigade was only a 25 year bar. On August 28, 1898 the statue was updated and the Fire Brigade Long Service Medal for 40 years of exemplary service was created. The prerequisite for the medal was to possess the 25 year bar.

In order to receive the award, the recipient must have performed uninterrupted service with the fire department. However, absence due to military service was acceptable. It was awarded once a year on the Duke's birthday.

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  • Price

    $350 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: DEM NÄCHSTEN ZUR WEHR. GOTT ZUR EHR. 40 Rev: FÜR 40JÄHRIGE DIENSTE BEI DER FREIW. FEUERWEHR

  • Size

    41mm

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    $350 USD

  • Composition

    War Material

  • Inscription

    Obv: DEM NÄCHSTEN ZUR WEHR. GOTT ZUR EHR. 40 Rev: FÜR 40JÄHRIGE DIENSTE BEI DER FREIW. FEUERWEHR

  • Size

    41mm

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