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Emergency preparedness experts urge action

National Emergency Preparedness Week is on now. Are you ready for anything? That is the urgent question our first responder clients are asking us again. Serving at the forefront of emergency response, local, regional, provincial governments and federal agencies are the…

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Make quick plans for a way out helps you navigate the London Underground

Making plans for a way out

Is the pandemic over? No, but we are making plans for a way out. Deep down in the London Underground subway system, there are “Way Out” signs directing you. Follow them, and eventually you resurface. With our lives subject to…

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Remembrance Day reminder to change your tires for road safety sake

Recognizing service on Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is for recognizing service and sacrifice. As time goes by, the connections to our World War veterans on November 11 are increasingly distant for many Canadians. Aiming to connect with younger generations, Veterans Affairs Canada has focused a…

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TrimTag creates better reflective billboards for first responder uniform rain gear

Sticky solution for better reflective billboards

Case Study: TrimTag creates a sticky solution for better reflective billboards for uniformsProduct:    Reflective billboard patches for high visibility uniforms It’s been raining a lot. And getting darker by the day. No matter the weather, Police, fire, EMS are out…

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TrimTag created custom orange epaulettes to be worn on uniforms for the first National Day of Reconcilition

Symbolic orange uniform epaulettes

Marking a new era on The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation This month you might see TrimTag’s newest custom orange epaulettes on the shoulders on first responder uniforms. Wearing orange epaulettes is a new way some public safety agencies…

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Wellington at Waterloo 1815, collection of the National Army Museum, London

Military hats past and present

This issue of Insignia Insights highlights unique military hats of past and present. Forage caps, baseball style caps, sun hats and winter toques are just some items among the many uniform insignia TrimTag supplies. Looking into to their origins, we…

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Healing Symbols caduseus lapel pin ©Trimtag Trading Inc

Healing symbols of medicine

Seeing progress of science and medicine is a hopeful sign as we enter the second year living under a global health pandemic. Healing symbols worn on the uniforms of EMS paramedics and health care workers aiding our collective recovery are…

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Hallmarks-royal origins and modern uses

Hallmarking is a word that has come to mean the essence of a brand, or signature of an individual. But hallmarks actually began as a fraud prevention tool in medieval times. Assuring royals they got quality goods from gold and…

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Canada Remembers peace and poppies

Peace and poppies are the sentiment and symbols #CanadaRemembers in November. In this edition of Insignia Insights, we look at how Remembrance Day came to be. Tell you about the ultimate and untimely sacrifice of one Canadian soldier. And why…

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Canadian Firefighters Remember

We remember and honour Canadian firefighters on September 11 Over 1,100 Canadian firefighters have lost their lives serving Canada. Every day, courageous firefighters put their lives at risk to fight fires, like the massive one in Fort McMurray. Sometimes when…

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We remember In Flanders Fields turns 100

WHO: John McCrae, Canadian doctor, veteran and author of In Flanders Fields 100 years agoWHY WE LIKE THIS BRAND: We remember. Veterans are not a brand, they are real heroes who stand on guard and sacrifice for all and country.…

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Kingston Police Coin Commemorates 175 Years

WHO: Kingston Police In 2016, the Kingston Police will be 175 years old. To commemorate this anniversary, the Kingston Police commissioned a special souvenir coin developed by Trimtag’s Insignia division. Earlier this year, the Kingston Police made the 175th anniversary…

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