National Corps of Firefighters

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National Corps of Firefighters

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 06 Dec 2012, 19:18

The Italian National Corps of Firefighters was in 2009 granted Arms of the President of the Italian Republic:

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Note the use of a Mural Crown as a symbol for a State Authority, which is in Italian Style shown floating above the Shield. Picture from the official site of the Italian Government governo.it.
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Re: National Corps of Firefighters

Postby Jeremy Kudlick » 07 Dec 2012, 01:48

What is the translation of the motto? Google Translate gave me "fire tame giue hearts" when translating from Latin.
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Re: National Corps of Firefighters

Postby Chris Green » 07 Dec 2012, 07:03

I think it is "We tame the flames, we give our hearts". We might say "We put our hearts into taming fires".
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Re: National Corps of Firefighters

Postby Daniel Gill » 07 Dec 2012, 22:24

Yes, Chris is correct on the Latin meaning. The idea is that they give their lives (hearts) to the fighting of fire.
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Re: National Corps of Firefighters

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 09 Dec 2012, 07:43

Thanks everybody for the explanation of the Motto.

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Re: National Corps of Firefighters

Postby Jeremy Kudlick » 09 Dec 2012, 17:52

Yes, that describes the sense of duty within every firefighter I have ever met.
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