PENNSYLVANIA FIRE POLICE ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 695, Effort, PA 18330
Phone 717 329-6118
1955 a committee was appointed to design a Seal for the State Association and a
Badge that would be recognized statewide. The final sketch was selected as the
official seal and the official badge of the Pennsylvania State Police
Association. The only difference between the seal and the police badge was made
by removing the words "Deo Volente" (God willing) from the seal and inserting
the words "Fire Police" for the badge. Incorporated in the badge and seal is the
spirit in which the Association was founded.
The triangle signifies man's dependence on a Supreme Being and the
completion of the firefighting organizations of Pennsylvania, the Firemen, the
Fire Chiefs and the Fire Police.
On the outer half of the triangle are the words - "Fidelity" - "Protection"
and "Assistance". Directly below the triangle are the words "Deo Volente". This
part of the triangle has a significant meaning to all Fire Police, namely - "God
willing they will be faithful to their association and give protection and
assistance to their fellow man." In the circle around the triangle are the words
"Servants of Brotherhood." This signifies that the Fire Police have volunteered
their service to their fellow man in time of need. Whether it be time, money or
their life, if necessary. In the center of the triangle is the year the
Association was incorporated in Lancaster County, 1949.