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The New Castle County Uniformed Firefighters Union was organized by a group of 10 Christiana Career Firefighter/NREMT's in November 2004. The group was accepted by the International Association of Firefighters in January 2005 and assigned the I.A.F.F. local number 4417.
Local 4417 has been recognized through the NLRB and is the first unionized organization for (combination department) Career Firefighter/EMT's in the State of Delaware.
History of our emblem
The Official Emblem of The New Castle County Uniformed Firefighters was designed by Charter Member Anthony M. Consalo and approved by Local 4417 members as an official patch and logo to be displayed by the organization.
- The emblem is in the shape of the traditional shield which represents "Protection".
- The color is black to represent a memorial for all Firefighters who gave all.
- The Red and Gold trim is to match New Castle County Emergency Services colors, to whom we work with side by side.
- The inner seal is in the shape of a circle, to represent "Uniformity" associated with all unions.
- The inner Maltese cross is the Official seal of the International Association of Firefighters.
- The Red, White, & Blue in the shape of the U.S. flag represent American Pride and Dedication.
- The 10 visible Red & White stripes represent the original 10 founding Career Firefighters who formed the New Castle County Uniformed Firefighters Local 4417.
- The 12 visible stars represent Christiana Fire Company Station 12 who employed the original 10 founding Career Firefighters.
- The word "DELAWARE" in a forward slant represents the New Castle County Uniformed Firefighters working to improve the future of the Delaware Fire Service.
- The Writing "LOCAL 4417" represents the official union local number, assigned by the International Association of Firefighters