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General Corps of Volunteer Firefighters of Peru

Cuerpo General de Bomberos Voluntarios del Perú - CGBVP

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The General Corps of Volunteer Firefighters of Peru (Cuerpo General de Bomberos Voluntarios del Perú - CGBVP), established on 5 December 1860, is organized by Law No. 27,067, adopted on 10 March 1999 by the Congress and published on 11 March 1999.
Source: Official website
Ivan Sache, 23 June 2015

The Flag

The institutional symbols of the CGBVP are prescribed by Resolución Jefatural No. 396, adopted on 17 September 2009 in San Isidro. Article 1 lists the institutional symbols as:
- the institutional coat of arms;
- the institutional flag;
- the institutional anthem.
The Appendix detailing the symbols; with colour pictures, is part of the Resolución Jefatural.
The flag of the CBVGP is rectangular, in proportions 2:3, red with the coat of arms of the CGBVP in the middle. when the flag is hoisted, its size shall be proportional to the place of hoisting. The red colour is prescribed as Pantone 032c / CMYK (%) 0 93 95 0.
The standard of the CBVGP (not listed in Article 1 but detailed in the Appendix) is similar to the flag, shaped like a lozenge of 1.40 m in height and 0.93 m in width. The standard shall be attached to a staff of dark cherry colour, of 2.10 m in height, equipped with bronze base and finial.
The shield of the CBVGP is 6 units in height on 4.60 units in length. It is made of a white disk charged with a ladder placed vertically, two fire hoses, a hook and a [cometa de mando], all golden yellow and interlaced to form a single element, superimposed in the middle with a black, dove-tailed firefighter's helmet outlined in white. The white disk is surrounded by a ring of smaller width horizontally divided in the middle, the upper part, red inscribed with "CUERPO DE BOMBEROS" [Firefighters' Corps] in golden yellow letters, and the lower part divided into three equal parts, the outer part and the central, white, symbolizing the Peruvian flag, the white part inscribed with "PERU" in black letters. The ring is surmounted by seven sun rays of larger length and width, united by thinner and shorter rays, all golden yellow, the longer rays being of 1.35 unit in length. The ring is surrounded by two equal, stylized branches of laurel tied in base by a ribbon, all green. All the components of the coat of arms are outlined in golden yellow.
Ivan Sache, 23 June 2015