The fire service is rich in tradition and our heritage is one marked with pride and admired by many. But for you to truly understand and appreciate it requires you to take a trip. One that takes you back to the beginning. But as you begin your trip back in time looking for and learning about our fire service history, what you start to see is that there have always been a variety of ceremonies and celebrations. The kind of ceremonies that stimulate the pride that brings ownership. This presentation looks at the ceremonies that will help stoke the flames of tradition in your department.