Fire Fighter Association
Badges
消防協会徽章
The Fire Brigade of Japan has an almost endless variety of
badges. Each local branch commissions its own version, so
it would be quite difficult to have a complete collection. In
addition, these badges are still being awarded today, so that
makes for a lot of years of badges.

Most often these were awarded for long service, but some
are merit badges. It is hard to know the date of production,
but generally speaking the heavier badges are pre-WW2.
The thick pebbled silver badges also tend to be pre-WW2.
Fire Brigade merit badge.
Fire Brigade merit badge from Nagano Prefecture Fire Brigade.
This is probably a pre-war badge.
Fire Brigade merit badge.

Long Service, Iwao Branch Commander Award.

Diligent Service, Iwao Branch Commander Award.

Long Service, Group Commander Award.

Diligent Service, Group Commander Award.

Fire Pump Competition, Iwao Branch Commander
Award.

Long Service, Fukushima Prefecture Fire Brigade.

Fukushima Prefecture Fire Pump Competition.

Fire Pump Competition.

Merit, Group Commander Award.

Hallmarked sterling silver.
Yamagata Prefecture. Dated Taisho 14 [1925].

Aomori Prefecture Fire brigade Dutiful Association.
Regular Member badge.

Aomori Prefecture Fire brigade Dutiful Association.
Full Member badge.

Aomori Prefecture Fire brigade Dutiful Association.
Supporting Member badge.

Aomori Prefecture, 10 Years Long Service, Dutiful
Association.
Inscribed 'Showa 4 [1929], Great Japan Fire Brigade, Imperial Inspection
Commemorative.'
LEFT BADGE: Ishikawa Prefecture Fire Brigade Association Merit Badge.

RIGHT BADGE: Takashima Branch Fire Brigade Drills Tournament. Participation Badge.
LEFT BADGE: 90th Anniversary of the Prefectural Government.
Kanazawa City Fire Brigade Federation.

RIGHT BADGE: Shiga Prefecture 24th Fire Brigade Fire
Prevention Drills Tournament. Participation Badge.
LEFT BADGE: Independent Fire Brigade 10th Anniversary.
Kanazawa City. Commemorative Badge.

RIGHT BADGE: Independent Fire Brigade 15th Anniversary.
National Fire Brigade Foundation. Commemorative Badge.
LEFT BADGE: Miyagi Prefecture Fire Brigade Association Merit Badge.

RIGHT BADGE: Kanazawa City 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Fire Brigade Merit Badge.
70th Anniversary of the Wakkanai Fire Department.
The unusual 6-pointed star shape is actually the
Wakkanai city emblem (see below).

This city is on the northernmost tip of Hokkaido.
Wakkanai Fire Department Long Service Badge.

This city is on the northernmost tip of Hokkaido.
Here are some general translations:

消防 (協会): Fire Department
連合: Federated

記念章: Commemorative Badge
功章: Merit Badge
功労章: Labor Badge
精勤章: Diligence Badge
功績章: Meritorious Badge

表彰: Commendation
永年: Long Service