Manual of the Ceremonial Fire Axe

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There is the manual of arms for the rifle, saber/sword and even a handgun. What about the Firefighter’s Ceremonial Fire Axe? 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 fire axe 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.

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Here is a sample of going from Attention to Port Arms and then Port Arms back to Order Arms/Attention:

From Attention to Port Arms

From Port Arms to Order Arms/Attention

In The Honor Guard Manual you can learn about the three ceremonial elements and how to perform all positions of each element and more!

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      Hello Kyle,

      The “manual” spoken of here means the manipulation of the tool/weapon in such a manner as to create standardized synchronous ceremonial movement. The manual of arms for the ceremonial fire axe is thoroughly detailed in my book, The Honor Guard Manual.

      Thanks for your comment!

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