fire marks

Demystifying American Fire Marks, part 2

By their very nature volunteer fire departments were organized around protecting people and property, without a second thought about whether the property ablaze had an insurer’s fire mark. However, it’s long been the focus of myth that some are working to end.

The Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss of Fire. (Photo courtesy Fire Mark Circle of Americas)

De-mystifying American fire marks

Deciphering truth from the tales surrounding fire marks (the metal badges that identified various fire departments or brigades) can be tricky, until now. Robert M. Shea and the Fire Mark Circle of the Americas take you inside the truth.