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image by Herman FMY, 5 May 2007
The sources below confirm that the emblems of all three services (Police, Fire and Emergency Service)appear
on their flags. The fire service flag is based upon the State flag, save that the fire
service emblem appears in full colour where the representation of the
Sturt's Desert Rose is located. However, due to the colour balance of
the source documents referred to below, it is not possible to confirm
the precise shade. It could be ochre, or it could be red. Partial and
/ or discoloured by the sun images only appear in official sources on
the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergencey Service (NTPFES) web site.
History of the Northern Territory Police flag, Northern Territory Police Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES) web site, NTPFES Reference File number 90/2117, stated to be last updated February 2007 and consulted 12 March 2007
Northern Territory Government Official Symbols, as consulted Northern Territory Government web site, 13 March 2007 and given a copyright date of 2006
Drum, Northern Territory Police Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES) magazine, March 2006, as consulted NTPFES web site, 15 March 2007
NTPFES, Annual Report, 2005, as consulted NTPFES web site, 24 April 2007
Colin Dobson, 24 April 2007
The centre of the desert rose features a phoenix and flames. The usual fire axes appears in saltire, together with a flaming torch all behind the desert rose. The motto-scroll appears at the base of the badge in yellow with the text "To Serve and Protect".
The evolution of the badge is detailed at the website
Cap Badges of the Northern
Territory Fire Service.
Some changes included the renaming of the service from
the Northern Territory Fire Service to the present
Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service, and the
phoenix was an eagle rather in the past.
Herman FMY, 5 May 2007