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Colombia - Firemen National System

Sistema Nacional de Bomberos de Colombia - SCBC

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image by Randy Young, 03 February 2015


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Overview

The Sistema Nacional de Bomberos de Colombia (Colombia Firemen National System) is the "confederation" or "association" of all the Firemen Corps that exist in the country (since all this entities are descentralized, they are binded together by this system and act according to common policies, but regarding budget and expenses, they are administered at the local level, that is, each Municipality is in charge of its own Firemen Corp (notice that "Corps" is not used here in the military sense of several Armies together, but rather in a "body" or "bureau" type of definition).
Here's a FAQ (http://www.sigpad.gov.co/sigpad/paginas_detalle.aspx?idp=196 - dead link), accesed through here, where they mention that the Sistema Nacional de Bomberos de Colombia is composed of:
a. Los Cuerpos de Bomberos (The Firemen Corps);
b. Las Delegaciones Departamentales de Bomberos (The Firemen Department Delegations) and the Delegación Distrital de Santa Fe de Bogotá (Firemen District Delegation of Bogotá) also known as UAECOB;
c. The DGPAD (Dirección General para la Prevención y Atención de Desastres, General Directorate for the Prevention and Attention of Disasters) of the Ministry of Interior;
d. Junta Nacional de Cuerpos de Bomberos de Colombia (Colombian Firemen Corps National Board);
e. La Delegación Nacional de Bomberos (Firemen National Delegation).
There are two types of Corps:
1. Cuerpos de Bomberos Voluntarios (Voluntary Firemen Corps) Established by Law 322 of 1996 and Decree No. 953 of 1997.
2. Cuerpos de Bomberos Oficiales (Official Firemen Corps) Established by Law 443 of 1998, Decree Law 1569 of 1998 and Law 200 of 1995. Some parts of the Law 322 of 1996 also apply.
The Firemen (that is, its members) are associated in the Confederación Nacional de Cuerpos de Bomberos de Colombia (National Confederation of Firemen Corps of Colombia)
Source: http://www.cfnbcolombia.com/
Esteban Rivera, 03 February 2015


The Flag

The flag is seen here and here:
Sources: http://www.liborina-antioquia.gov.co/Entidades_descentralizadas.shtml?apc=lbxx-1-&x=1994140
http://www.tuquerres-narino.gov.co/Entidades_descentralizadas.shtml?apc=lbxx-1-&x=2633707

Here's the description of the flag from the Firemen Corps of the Municipality of Liborina, Antioquia:
"BANDERA DEL SISTEMA NACIONAL DE BOMBEROS DE COLOMBIA
La bandera es de fondo color blanco con llamas rojas y en el centro del área blanca va el Escudo Nacional de Bomberos. El blanco representa el agua y el rojo el fuego, lo cual significa que el poder del agua sobre el fuego." The flag is the CoA ( http://tuquerres-narino.gov.co/apc-aa-files/32376162326232336563353639386364/bomberos_8.jpg ) in the middle of a horizontal white flag, with waving red lines symbolizing fire flames.
Esteban Rivera, 03 February 2015


Special Administrative Unit Bogotá Official - UAECOB


image by Randy Young, 03 February 2015

The UAECOB (Unidad Administrativa Especial Cuerpo Oficial de Bomberos Bogotá) (Special Administrative Unit Bogotá Official) for its size is a separate unit and has the budget of a Firemen Corps of the size of a Department (rather than a Municipality). Its official website is here.
Esteban Rivera, 03 February 2015

The flag of UAECOB is seen here
Source: http://www.barriosdebogota.com/bogota-estrena-moderno-centro-de-crisis-90458/#axzz3LnrL9noo
It is a horizontal white over red flag (equally and horizontally divided). The coat of arms is seen here. The official description of the symbols (flag and coat of arms) is here.
Esteban Rivera, 03 February 2015

The flag is a horizontal bicolor of white over red. On the obverse only appears the unit's seal, as confirmed through photographs at
http://bogota.gov.co/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/Nueva%20estaci%C3%B3n%20de%20Bomberos%20para%20Fontib%C3%B3n%20GA.JPG?itok=Re8PFNFF
and http://bogota.gov.co/sites/default/files/u35/Cuerpo-de-Bomberos_0.jpg
Randy Young, 03 February 2015