- The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

    Feuerwehr Insignia

Decal Description

Regulations governing the wear of helmet insignia on Fire Fighting (Feuerwehr) and Fire Protection Police (Feuerschutzpolizie) helmets evolved over the course of several years.  The actual dates and type of insignia are described in the table below.  In addition, many World War I pattern helmets and light-weight “Austrian” style helmets were privately manufactured and used in 1934 (and after) but prior to the introduction of the M1934 light weight "Edelstahl" helmet.  These helmets often bore stamped metal emblems that included a combination of the tricolored national decal and a mobile swastika.  In addition, some early helmets bore a stamped metal swastika centered in a circle. Although the numbers are small, a few helmets have also been observed bearing hand painted insignia.

Date Left Side   Right Side
  Provincial Shield1 National Shield2

28 April 1933 

    Tilted National Shield Small Mobile Swastika3

26 April 1934 

Large Mobile Swastika   Tilted National Shield
10 July 1934 
Bordered Police Shield  NS-Party Decal
28 July 1936


8 May 1945



1 This provincial shield denotes the state of Prussia (black and white)

2 The black/white/red colored shield of Germany

3 White swastika with black border


Each section of is divided into separate Information Tracks that outline important details, facts, and historical notes pertaining to steel helmets used by the German Armed Forces during World War II.  

Information Tracks are organized by subject matter and their content is directly related to the service arm or organization to which each topic is related.  Topic areas that bridge one subject matter to another are cross linked within each Information Track.

This Information Track provides historical facts pertaining to helmets of the Fire Protection Brigades (Feuerwehren) from 1933-1938.  Individual links related to this subject are outlined below.

    Primary Topics

Feuerwehr Main

Helmet Types

Helmet Insignia

Helmet Photos

Period Photos

    Deutsche Polizei




Feuerschutzpolizei (FSP)



Kasernierte Polizei


Landespolizeigruppe General Göring

Luftschutzpolizei (LSP)

Schutzpolizei (Schupo)

Technische Nothilfe (TeNo)

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