NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE HELMET RANK MARKINGS: United Kingdom. 1941-1948.  National Fire Service helmet markings identified unit officers at each of the levels of the regional organization as shown in Table 1 below.

Table 73-1. National Fire Service Helmet Rank Markings

Officer Title Helmet Color Rank Marking
Chief Regional Fire Officer

white

1 wide red bar lettered Chief Regional Fire Officer

1 wide red band

Fire Force Commander white

1 wide red bar lettered Fire Force Commander

1 wide red band

Assistant Fire Force Commander white 1 wide red band
Divisional Officer white 2 narrow red bands
Column Officer white 1 narrow red band
Senior Company Officer khaki

1 narrow red band

1 broad red band

Company Officer khaki 1 broad red band
Section Officer khaki 2 narrow red bands
Leading Fireman khaki 1 narrow red band
Fireman khaki none

Source: Kirkwood, Graeme, The History of Scottish Fire Brigades, location http://www.graeme.kirkwood.btinternet.co.uk/index.htm, accessed 28 July 2003.

Entry 0373 - posted 29 July 2003