“Every so often, in the midst of chaos, you come across an amazing, inexplicable instance of civic responsibility. Maybe the last shred of faith people have is in their firemen.”
― Kurt Vonnegut (Hocus Pocus)
At first glance they may appear to be little more than an inexpensive imprinted piece of plastic, yet firefighter accountability tags are so much more than that. Nor should they be considered a small but purposeless example of bureaucratic meddling. And never make the mistake of assuming that they are indistinguishable from mere name tags, the kind you would find at a garden club soirée or a corporate meet-and-greet. In reality, firefighter tags serve a very real, practical, and life-saving purpose.
Which is exactly the number-one priority of firefighters: the saving of lives (closely followed by getting the fire under control and preventing further damage to property). It is in the saving of firefighters’ lives that accountability tags find their highest purpose.