The Story Behind The Maltese Cross

When a courageous band of crusaders, the Knights of St. John, fought the Saracens for possession of the Holy Lands, they were faced with a new device of war — fire.

As the crusaders advanced on Jerusalem, the Saracens pelted them with glass bombs full of naphtha and then threw down flaming torches.  Hundreds of knights were burned alive while others risked their lives to save their kinsmen from painful fiery deaths.  Thus these became the first firefighters.  Their heroic efforts were recognized by fellow crusaders who awarded them with a badge of honour similar to the cross firefighters wear today.

Since the Knights of St. John lived nearly four centuries on the island of Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, the cross came to be known as the Maltese Cross.  The firefighter who wears this cross is willing to lay down his life for others, just as the crusaders sacrificed their lives for their fellow man so many years ago.

Helping to rebuild a collection

Firefighters battle a fully engulfed fire hall in Mount Albert, Ontario.

Fisher’s is asking our firefighting brethren to help our guys at East Gwillimbury Fire Rescue rebuild their wall of shoulder flashes that were lost when fire claimed their Mount Albert fire hall. We’ve promised to collect them on their behalf. If you have some shoulder flashes that your department could donate please send them to Fisher’s Regalia, 1 King St., Unit 8, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4N6B5. Thank you very much.

Weekly Question: How well designed is our social media pages?



Fisher’s Regalia has always been looking into the best and most efficient ways to reach our customers. We worked hard on all of our social media outlets. This was all in an effort to better reach you, the customer. Question is, did we get to you? We need your feedback to be sure our presence in the online world has really made a impact. So tell us, How well designed is our social media pages?


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If you haven’t seen our pages yet, or need to double take on them. Check them out at the links below!





Weekly Question: What do you want to see us upload to YouTube?

This question is raised over and over, the fact is, we want to upload exactly what you want to see. We already uploaded our informational videos regarding how to use different products but maybe you already knew that. Maybe you want to see something more exciting on our channel? Maybe you want to learn something that we know behind the scenes?

We are willing to go that extra mile for interest sake. Do you want to see Mark, Yvonne , or Guy dance around in the office? I can try to make that happen! Do you want to see an informative interview with one of our suppliers? We could make that happen! You want to see how we prepare certain product for you or learn of our upcoming secret projects here at Fishers? We can certainly give you a preview!

We’re all like a big family here at Fisher’s, and some of us are even related.  And as a family we want you to join us and participate in the fun.

So please, comment below or on our Facebook wall and we just might make your idea happen!

Weekly Question: What is that one thing your department is scrambling to get at the last minute?

We all have that one thing don’t we?  During the time I have been working here at Fisher’s I would have to say the number one thing that departments rush order at the last minute is usually ___________. Well it wouldn’t be fun if we just came out with it.  We want your opinion on what you think is the most requested rush order product here at Fisher’s.  Revisit the blog at the end of February for the poll results and the actual product identified as the most popular rush order here at Fisher’s.  Enter your guess below:


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Introducing New Tactical Gloves!



New to Fisher’s! 2nd Skinz tactical gloves by Franklin.

Franklin’s new UNIFORCE 2nd- SKINZ line of gloves delivers unprecedented fit, feel, and performance through a combination of patent pending construction and sophisticated ultra-high performance materials. So perfect are these gloves that they fit, feel, and perform like a “second skin” – only better! By utilizing highly sophisticated, engineered materials such as DYNEEMA and Parados leather, 2ND- SKINZ tactical gloves provide the highest degree of protection against cuts and abrasions while remaining incredibly light. flexible, and form fitting. If that wasn’t enough, 2ND-SKINZ also provide superior heat and moisture dispersion and are 100% washable.

These gloves have a variety of features depending on the feature gloves you choose. For example, the glove you see here is the Cut and Chemical Resistant style.


For more details on the products or where you can get a hold of a set go to

Weekly Question: What are you looking forward to most at the Lambton County Mutual Aid trade show?

As most of you may know, the Lambton County Mutual Aid trade show is coming up on January 28, 2012. Many things to look forward to of course, and we will be coming up to share the same excitement. Of course, every trade show has its awesome events, contests, new faces, old faces, and best of all – booths!.


Question is, what are you looking forward too this upcoming trade show? Anything you MUST see?

Weekly Question: What if “Cops” the television show came to your department?

The average citizen probably doesn’t really understand what their local police department deals with on a daily basis.  But a show like Cops can be a double edge sword.  On one hand the public can be witness to the abuses that police officers put up with on a daily basis, on the other hand those who may already have a pre-conceived bias against law enforcement personnel can attempt to find ammunition (factual or perceived) from the television program.

The reality is, the only way a show like that could be broadcasted in your area is if your local TV station thinks the idea is great one and your local police department agrees to participate.

So the question today is, would you want this show to be broadcast in your city? Would you feel comfortable with cameras following you around day by day for viewer’s entertainment? I would like to hear your opinion.

Weekly Question: What do you want to see introduced at Fisher’s?

We here at Fisher’s Regalia are always striving to produce the best products that are practical for use by emergency service departments across Canada and around the world. We’re not looking to tell you what you need and add that item to our product line, rather we would love to hear from you when you think of a useful product or service or something that you may have seen but have not been able to find.

We dressed you up in a uniform, set you up with all your accessories and regalia, and now we want to find the next best thing. So today I ask you, what would you like to see on our shelves here at Fisher’s? What have you been looking for that you would love to see us introduce to our product line?

Comment below with your idea and you might just see that happen!

!Update 05/01/2012

Hey Everyone! Happy New year!

We made sure that we started 2012 on the right foot by getting through our buggy transition with the website. It is now possible to proceed through checkouts and browse without any errors coming your way.  If you do have any challenges shopping at please don’t hesitate to let us know.  Please include any error messages you may receive.

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding the website shoot me an email at:

EDIT: The only problem you should be facing is not receiving a confirmation email regarding your purchase. We are working hard to stomp out this problem as soon as possible.