British Fire Service Association BFSA Silver Medal Full Size
A superb quality Long Service medal (denoting 20 years service) made by Bigbury Mint exclusively for the British Fire Service Association (BFSA).
BFSA medals and bars may only be purchased direct from the British Fire Service Association as follows:
Telephone: 03333 444199
Branch of Service: British Fire Services Association.
Ribbon: 33mm with a central silver-grey stripe flanked by black stripes edged with white and a broad red edge.
Original Metal: Silver plated.
Description: (Obverse) allegorical female carrying a palm frond and bestowing a laurel crown on a kneeling fireman; an early fire appliance in the background. (reverse) badge of the British Fire Service Association: a wreathed flag within a circle surmounted by a fireman’s helmet and surrounded by ladders and hoses. Inscribed FOR LONG SERVICE & EFFICIENCY, round the central motif and THE BRITISH FIRE SERVICES ASSOCIATION round the circumference. The medal originally had an ornamental scrolled suspender with a bar inscribed BFSA, however it now has a simple straight suspender. The recipient’s name and service number are engraved on the rim. A bar is added for each additional 5 years of service
Comments: The British Fire Services Association was formed in 1949 by the amalgamation of the National Fire Brigades Association and the Professional Fire Brigades Association. This medal thus supersedes The Association Of Professional Fire Brigade Officers Long Service Medal and the National Fire Brigades Association Long Service Medal.