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Toronto 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.

  • Tartan History

    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 flash
    • Black found between the white and flanking the gold represents our fallen comrades.
Updated on Mar. 6, 2015 at 18:03 PM EDT