California Fire Badges

Box 2565

C.F.D. Engine 14
Staff member
paulromano said:
This an obsolete badge from the Ambassador College Fire Brigade. Badge is Marked "CHIEF"--"AMBASSADOR FIRE BRIGADE"--"1". The center device is the seal/logo for Ambassador College. Badge is hallmarked by the Entennman-Rovin Company and has fastenings for a cap device. The badge has beautiful enameling as Entenmann-Rovin is known for, of a Red Helmet, Blue Lettering and a full color custom center seal. The seal is described by Wikipedia as the logo for Ambassador College. Ambassador College operated the Pasadena College campus from 1947-1990. The College itself ceased operations in 1997.

Wikipedia describes Ambassador College as follows: "Ambassador College (1947—1997) was a four-year,liberal arts college run by the Worldwide Church of God. The college was established in 1947 in Pasadena, California by radio evangelist Herbert W. Armstrong, leader of what was then the Radio Church of God, later renamed the Worldwide Church of God. The college was approved by the State of California to grant degrees."

For more detailed information I suggest that you visit Wikipedia.

I could not find any reference to a Fire Brigade at Ambassador College but I don't think this was a "fantasy" piece. Entennman-Rovin badges were not cheap. From experience I know that having custom center devices made by Entennman-Rovin was not an inexpensive exercise.
Paul, First it's nice to see you posting here. I sure miss your input. I believe you're right as I don't imagine that fantasy badges were a common item in the era when this badge was produced. Also, if you're having a fantasy badge made, why make a cap badge instead of a breast badge?