Custom Belt Buckles for Firefighters

Why Do Firemen Wear Custom Belt Buckles?

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Firefighters have long held an incredibly important purpose of protecting citizens, families, and property. They maintain a courageous commitment to serving their communities. They serve as individuals within a team, and their uniforms reflect this. Their widely recognizable uniform and turnout gear, including their coat, helmet, and custom-made belt buckles, showcase a department’s unique qualities and identities that set them apart. 

Recognizing Our Heroes

Belt buckles, pins, challenge coins, and patches all help create a sense of camaraderie and community among the firefighters. Pins of all kinds are awarded for years of service or rank in the fire department or to recognize the history or origin of the specific fire department. Pins are typically worn not on their turnout gear but on their Class A uniform. Class A uniforms are worn during parades, ceremonies, court appearances, and firefighter funerals. 

Challenge coins are given as gifts to firefighters who have completed different training opportunities and challenges. They are typically customized to represent a particular fire department or district and can be kept or traded among firefighters from other districts. These coins invoke a sense of pride and community among those who hold them dear. 

Firefighter Belt Buckles: Custom Designs

Custom firefighter belt buckles are worn to invoke a sense of community and pride, similar to coins and pins. They are inscribed with numbers, names, locations, and custom art that has meaning to a department. Belt buckles are typically worn along with their Class A uniform or everyday clothing to signify the history and pride of their home fire department and the fire department brotherhood. 

The Maltese cross found on many belt buckles represents the origin of the first firefighters. The Battle of the Crusades is believed to be the first war using fire weaponry, and the Knights of St. John were the brave heroes to rescue their comrades from these fiery blazes. The cross recognizes and upholds the loyalty to save others from fire and the willingness to sacrifice oneself for that cause. Many buckles feature images of firefighting tools, including axes, ladders, hats, or hydrants. These tools are collectively called “the scramble” and signify a firefighter’s duty to be ready to go immediately. 

Custom Colors in Firefighter Belt Buckles

Custom firefighter belt buckles are made of long-lasting materials that can stand up to the rigors of the job. Many are made of brass. Red represented fire and was initially used on wagons and later trucks as a bright, alerting color to the public as the vehicle sped by. Today, red is seen on many fire trucks, fire department buildings, and even fire uniforms. However, different colors can also be incorporated into custom-made belt buckles.

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J and jarren
J and jarren
10 November 2023
My class spent well over $9,000 on our class coins. First issue, they didn't get them to us in a timely manner. We received them barely in time for graduation. Second, they sent us coins with a misspelled word (brave) as seen in the picture. Third issue, a lot of the spinners came broken, also as seen in the picture. When I reached out to the company, they claim sending replacement coins out at a later date is rectifying of this situation. Very empathetic to the situation at hand overall. Not very professional at all, terrible business practices and they definitely will not receive future business from me nor any recommendations either. Zero stars
M. Wong
M. Wong
27 October 2023
I found this company last year after a recommendation from a friend and I've ordered several times now. What keeps me coming back is the high level of customer service and responsiveness in the projects that have been created. The work product is also great and the quality of the coins, detail and just overall, I am very pleased with. This is my GO TO shop now for coins. Please check them out, you will not be disappointed! PS. Big shout to Corbin for his amazing guest service!
Stephen Ryan
Stephen Ryan
25 October 2023
This company is fantastic! I reached out to them to create a custom shaped coin with custom artwork that they had put together for me. The coins are a Veteran's Day thank you token for those who served at our company. We will definitely be returning for future orders. From start to finish, they were very open with communication, extremely fast to respond to concerns and questions, and lastly delivered something that blew us out of the water. Thank you so much!
Alejandra O'Connor
Alejandra O'Connor
25 October 2023
I ordered challenge coins on behalf of my government agency. Lone Star was easy to work with and did amazing things with the graphics I sent. They turned the artwork around quickly and each time it was better than what we had hoped for. We did have several back and forth messages to get the coin exactly as we wanted it. Our representative was so patient with us and had excellent customer service. We also got the coins in the mail quickly. Working with Lone Star was a wonderful experience end-to-end.
Italy Mair
Italy Mair
18 October 2023
Great service, great communication, and great products! Would definitely recommend them.
Rafael Moronta
Rafael Moronta
13 October 2023
Amazing artwork.. aside from the product what I loved most of our experience was the flexibility to create a coin that’s exceeds your own expectations. Thank you guys so much for making the process seamless and affordable!
5 October 2023
Absolutely fantastic company to work with. Communication was always quick, and the final product looked even better than the proof did. 10/10 would recommend!
26 September 2023
I engaged with Lone star challenge coins to make coins for my fiancé's celebration of life. I was pretty clueless about design, and they provided the perfect design. The coins arrived in time, and we were more than satisfied with the outcome. Their customer service was excellent as well. They guided me (held my hand) throughout the process, and were quick to respond. I cannot say enough about their product and company.
Debbie Avinger
Debbie Avinger
26 September 2023
We are so grateful for the work Lone Star Challenge Coins did for our nonprofit fundraising event! They worked with our budget and gave us medals with ribbons and challenge coins that were better than we expected.
Dan Kiser
Dan Kiser
22 September 2023
Corbin was very combative when I explained that the design provided was not at all reflective of the requests that I provided on the Inquiry form. Based on the customer service alone during that 1 phone call, I am not inclined to pursue any business with this company. EDIT: I spoke to the owner, Mike, and he helped rectify the situation and framed it as a learning opportunity for his team. This is a good reminder that people make mistakes but first impressions matter.
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