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FeuerSchutzPolizei (FSP) Tunics and Headgear!
Old 12-06-2009, 06:43 AM   #1
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Default FeuerSchutzPolizei (FSP) Tunics and Headgear!

The initials "FSP" stand for the "FeuerSchutzPolizei". They were Firemen, but were also authorized to exercise Police powers where no other authority was present.

These FSP uniforms and headgear items are known to, and collected by, only the most ardent Polizei collectors. A current passion of mine so I would love to see what's out there!

Happy Hunting,
Vince Leone

BLACK COLLAR AND CUFFS (FACINGS) WERE AUTHORIZED TO BE WORN PRIOR TO 1942. BROWN FACINGS WERE THEN ADOPTED FOR A STANDARDIZED WEAR FOR ALL BRANCHES OF THE GERMAN POLIZEI TO THE END OF THE WAR.

FSP OFFICER'S TUNIC WITH BLACK FACINGS



OF SPECIAL NOTE: THERE IS NO BLACK UNDERLAY ON THIS FSP OFFICER'S SHOULDERBOARDS!







FSP OFFICER'S TUNIC WITH THE POST 1942 BROWN FACINGS





OF SPECIAL NOTE: THIS POST 1942 OFFICER'S TUNIC WITH BROWN FACINGS IS DISPLAYING THE SHOULDERBOARD OF THE PRE-1942 TUNIC SHOWING IT'S BLACK UNDERLAY.







FSP NCO'S TUNIC WITH THE POST 1942 BROWN FACINGS









HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF COMMON POLIZEI HEARGEAR WHICH COULD BE SEEN IN WEAR BY MEMBERS OF THE FSP.


THE FIREFIGHTER'S HELMET WITH FULL LEATHER NECK PROTECTOR






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Old 12-06-2009, 10:15 AM   #2
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Vince, I don't mean to detract from the display of the wonderful pieces from your collection, but you should acquire an example of the Knotel Ordnungspolizei uniform folio. According to the detailed section of colors and equipment in that work, the FSchP did not wear shakos or bandoliers. Nor did the Wasserschutzpolizei of course.

Did you buy Littlejohn's In Service of the Reich published by Bender after Littlejohn's death? It is large volume dealing with the air raid and fire fighting services.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:39 PM   #3
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Returning to my passion of NCO sleeve eagles I will offer this small contribution to the thread. These are these NAMED pre 1941 FSP NCO sleeve eagles. Always difficult to find they have become impossible to acquire lately.

All of the eagles shown are from my collection and are honest used examples.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:41 PM   #4
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And a few more common post 41 sleeve eagles in oval form and "cut out". Note the "variation" eagles with the carmine swastikas.

The two on the top right and the bottom left are on pre-1941 "blanks" with space left at the top for a jurisdiction name, however; with the orders stopping the use of names they were issued/sold "as is". The top left and the cut out eagles were clearly manufactured after the 1941 order.

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Sorry for the ugly "hallmark" and slightly blurred photos but it is necessary to keep these from becoming the next batch of repros!)
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:28 PM   #5
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Hi Bill,

Thanks for posting these wonderful NCO eagles. What date is referred to as the Official Order Date which ordered the town's name to no longer be imprinted on the patch?

Does this apply to ALL NCO Polizei patches?

Also, would you know the date where they went from Black facings to Brown?

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Headgear needed!
Old 12-08-2009, 09:54 PM   #6
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Hello,

Does anyone have any photos of FSP headgear? Not many posted so far and no visors have been seen yet???

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Old 12-08-2009, 11:11 PM   #7
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Regarding your question of the date that "named" sleeve eagles were discontinued, I only know in was decreed 1941. I'm afraid one of our regulation experts will have to give you the regulation citation if you need it. I don't have access to the regulations myself.

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FSP Major
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Sorry about the pic quality...
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Again not the best pics..
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Just have to love those White tops!
Beautiful items!
Thanks for your contribution!
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Black band pre-1941 FSP NCO's schirmmutze:
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Brown band post-1941 officer's schirmmutze:
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Meister tunic, pre-1941 with black facings, boards, and collar, with post-41 un-named sleeve eagle...(yes the sewn-in shoulderboards are "backwards"):
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Tunic issue stamp from "Feuerwach Berlin II". Of course the fact that this "PRE-1941" style tunic was actually issued in 1943 clearly shows that old stocks were NOT destroyed and that the old style black facings were used throughout the period.:
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