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Tolling of the Bell
During each firefighter funeral, there is the ceremony of the "Tolling of the Bell," where bells gong in a succinct and traditional pattern. The bell ceremony is reminiscent of the original firehouse bells that tolled when there was a fire. The actual ceremony is based upon the pattern of the original method of communicating that a firefighter had fallen, which is the telegraph. The telegrapher would tap out the word "fell" with five measured dashes, a pause and then repeated two more times.

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Bagpipes
One of the most recognized firefighter funeral traditions are bagpipes playing "Amazing Grace" or another religious song at the funeral. The tradition of having bagpipes at firefighter's funerals goes back to the 1800s when Irish and Scottish immigrants were usually forced to take the difficult and dangerous jobs that nobody else wanted, which at that time happened to be fighting fires. Those Irish and Scottish firefighters funerals had the typical bagpipes playing and the tradition has held since.

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