The volunteer fire department is founded in 1893, and therefore it has a very long tradition in Essen. Apart from this tradition we want a fresh and modern new design, which is capable to achieve a younger generation.
It would be really nice to have a logo that represent both parts of our department. The junior firefighters and the volunteer fire department.
The logo should symbolize the variaty and diversity of the tasks and members from a fire department. As a fire department we have a wide range of responsibilities (not only to extinguish fire) and need people who can master those tasks.
To underline the long tradition of our fire department it would be nice to integrate the founding year 1893 ("seit 1893").
The younger generation is extremely important for us as volunteers because the number of members is decreasing rapidly. With the age of 18 everybody can participate in our fire department. Therefore we would like a fresh design, which combines the traditional work of firefighter with the modern culture.
Furthermore most of firefighter or fire department brands have a very similar look, so we want to grasp the opportunity to change this with a fresh design. We want to convey professionalism and trust to people who look at our logo.
If the name is to long for the logo it is possible to reduce it by using the number of our department: "09" as brand name and use "Freiwillige Feuerwehr Essen Heisingen" as slogan together with the logo.
We really like the submissions you all have made so far!
But to get into a new direction with some more varieties we would like to know if it’s possible to design a logo without the focus on the flame or even without a flame. The draft in the first briefing was just a rough design idea and we’re open for new ideas from you.
Other ideas and icons which can represent a volunteer fire department and all the tasks and members are very much appreciated. Our objective is to get a unique logo which looks like you've never seen before.
Some keywords which are describing the volunteer fire department:
- rescue (retten)
- salvage (bergen)
- extinguish (löschen)
- protect (schützen)
- helping people
- rescuing from accidents
- emergency measures
- helping after storms and flooding
- comradeship and friendship
Some fire department related stuff:
- fire hoses
- fire axe
We favor a modern, clean and fresh design.
We are looking forward to see some more great designs from you all.