When Fire Departments recognize the dedication of their service men and women and their outstanding committment to serve, they often use a Commendation Bars Program that can be as easy or as hard as you can imagine.
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If you are unsure about what a citation bar is, and how is it different from a lapel pin, just think about a rectangular-shaped lapel pin that is about 1 3/8″ x 3/8″ and slightly thicker than a pin, about 1/16″ (~2mm). They are commonly used to award and commemorate individuals who belong to a Law Enforcement Agency (they are also very commonly used for Fire Departments) for both their service and their accomplishments. They imply Rank and command respect.

There are many reasons why city agencies use commendation bars:

  • Certification awards for firefighters, medics, divers, mental health officers, FBI, HAZMAT, Crime Scene Investigator, EMT, firearms,
  • Years of Service Awards: 5, 10 ,15, 20 years of service.
  • Recognition Award Bars: Medal of Honor, Police and Fire Medal of Valor, Lifesaving, Officer of the year, Rookie of the Year, Purple Heart, Sheriff’s Award
  • Legion of Honor, Civic Achievement.