This 3x5 thin red line across a color void American flag is made in America. You fly this flag to outwardly show your support of our paid and volunteer firefighters in the line of duty, in addition, to support of our fallen firewomen, firemen, and firefighters across the entire country. Made of beautiful durable nylon with two brass grommets for flying this flag on your our flagpole. This flag features a black and white American flag with a thin red line down the center of the image.
What does the thin red line American flag represent?
The flag of America has all color removed from it showing sadness and peril from fallen brothers and sisters in the fire departments and the dangers they save us from across the country. The red line represents the brotherhood and the thin line that all upstanding firefighters must walk to ensure evil doesn't win.
Most are well aware of the thin blue line that is displayed on vehicles, flags, and signs these days. The thin red line represents very similar things in today's society however instead of a blue line for police there is a red line for firefighters. This line of red shows the bond of the men and women who put their own health, safety and lives on the line to protect us, our property, and our pets against fires, smoke, floods, explosions, spills, crashes, heart attacks, and other deadly scenarios.
This thin red line American flag is also flown to show respect to the injured and fallen firefighter heroes in the line of duty. Amazingly this thin red line also stands for "the thin red line of courage" of fire departments. Every single call they have to dig deep and utilize every single ounce of bravery and courage to overcome their darkest and deepest fears to save lives and protect our personal property.
The thin red line in its origin story had nothing to do with firefighters, but instead was the slang used for a battle formation of the British during an important battle. Stories and folklore show the red line being used for fire departments originally in 1996-1997 when about a dozen young and eager firefighters wanted to make fun of their local law enforcement officers who always had the black plates with a thin blue line. These young men would ask the police what it meant and they received so many different stories of its meaning to many saying they didn't have a clue it became a running joke between these men. They decided as an inside joke to paint their front plates black and used red electrical tape to make a thin red line down the center. It became iconic and now must automatically associate the thin red line with the brave heroes of the fire departments in our great country.