The Manual of the Firefighter’s Ceremonial Pike Pole
What about the manual of arms for the Firefighter’s Ceremonial Pike Pole? I have the solution! For my fifth book for the military drill world, The Honor Guard Manual, I developed a manual for manipulating the firefighter’s ceremonial pike pole that mimics the manual of arms for the honor guard.
What I have done is to try to match, as closely as possible, the honor guard manual of arms for the rifle and present a standard that everyone can use regardless of where they are or the size of their team.
Here is a sample of going from Order Arms/Attention to Present Arms and then Present Arms back to Order Arms/Attention:
Pike Pole Order Arms/Attention to Present Arms
These movements mimic the ceremonial manual for the rifle for color guard, which tends to be a bit complex for those unable to put in consistent practice. A simpler version is relatively easy to create by skipping steps 3 ad 5 here, for example.