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Long Service Badge


Firedepartment
The firedepartments in Denmark have long service badges for 10, 20 and 40 years of service.
10 years badge was instituted July 1st 1970 and the 20 and 40 years badges October 24th 1991.
Worn on the left pocket.

10, 20 and 40 years badge. Note that for the 20 and 40 years badges, the 10-year badge is simply mounted in one of the shields.

Civil Defense
The Civil Defense in Denmark have long service badges for 10 and 20 years of service.
Both badges was instituted September 15th 1975.
Worn on the left pocket.

10 and 20 years badge.

Homeguard
The Danish Homeguard have long service badges for 10 and 20 years of service.
10 years badge was instituted January 10th 1959 and the 20 years badge November 5th 1968.
Worn on the right pocket.

10 and 20 years badge. Image courtesy of hjvsamler.dk

Other information
The fire/civil defense badges are ordered by the local authority (Normally municipal fire chief) and the order is processed by the Danish Emergency Management Agency (Beredskabsstyrelsen).
The price that the "buyer" pays are as follows:
10 year badge: 94 DKK (Fire and civil defense)
20 year badge: 94 DKK (Civil defense)
20 and 40 year back plate: 85 DKK (Fire department)



Opdateret d. 9.7.2014