Fire Services Pipes and Drums was established in 1998. The band
was conceived by firefighter Andrew Cunningham as a traditional
means of representing our department. The band comprises mostly
of Toronto firefighters from all divisions who proudly wear the
Toronto Fire Services Tartan
We attend department funerals, recruit graduations, promotional presentations, award and merit ceremonies and any other fire fighting related function. We also participate in parades and community events within and outside of our community.
Toronto Fire Services, Pipes and Drums: Pride of the Service
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Fire Services Pipes and Drums proudly wear the Toronto Fire Services
Tartan. This tartan is made by Lochcarron of Scotland specifically
for the Toronto Fire Services and is officially registered as Toronto
Fire Services Tartan, registration #003044 in the International
Tartan Index with the Scottish Tartans Authority in Scotland.
In October 1999, the band pursued acquiring its own unique tartan. This was accomplished in less than six weeks. Designed by Mr. Antony Cunningham of Toronto, and facilitated by Margaret Struth and Carol Graham at Burnett's & Struth, and with advice from Senior Staff and band members, the tartan combines various colours with a unique symbolism specific to Toronto Fire Services.
- Red suggests fire
- Blue suggests both Fire Fighters and water
- White represents senior officers, and the light which finds its way
through the smoke
- Gold represents Staff Officers and ties in with the gold of TFS shoulder
- Black found between the white and flanking the gold represents our fallen
* "A History of the Toronto Fire Services 1874-2002" available
from the TFS Gift Shop.
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