Also known as the deputy assistant chief, deputies are usually the highest ranking officer on duty on a 24-hour basis and responsible for operational command of the fire department.
They are responsible for leading fire department captains and crews as well as maintaining peak readiness. Their skillful service ensures personnel are trained and ready to keep their community safe in the face of any emergency.
The rank of deputy or deputy assistant chief is usually marked by the three bugle insignia. The bugle symbol evolved during the Civil war, where commanding fire officers issued orders through the use of large brass devices that resembled a megaphone and were commonly known as bugles.
This coin salutes the skilled fire professionals who carry the rank of deputy.