The TACFIT symbol is made up of a Florian cross bearing two crossed Clubbells set on bat wings.
The Florian Cross represents Saint Florian, patron saint of firefighters. Firefighters have been heavily involved in the design and ongoing evolution of TACFIT, and we honor their willingness to run toward danger to rescue innocent lives. The Florian Cross represents that shield of protection from harm. A compelling moral imperative lies at the heart of all service, and it isn’t restricted to firefighters. When circumstances arise, despite imminent danger, we drive forward so that others may remain free from harm’s way.
The bat’s wings attach to and support the Florian Cross in honor of the law enforcement, military and security personnel who have had such a strong influence on the development of TACFIT. The wings represent the stealth, swiftness, agility, precision and efficiency of Colonel John Boyd’s OODA Loop. When called to action, we fly in with lethal accuracy and rapid adaptability so that we cycle faster, reorient quicker, and act more decisively than our would-be aggressors.
Within the Florian Cross lies a pair of crossed Clubbells. The club is both the oldest weapon known to mankind, and the first strength and conditioning tool. The crossed Clubbells signify our ongoing training and preparedness; even in times of peace, safe in the cradle of hearth and home, we make ourselves ready for the inevitable return of conflict. We remain fit with a purpose: No one wants to fight, but someone must remember how.
These three symbols - the Florian Cross, the Bat’s Wings and the Crossed Clubs - represent the heart, head and hands (respectively) of our TACFIT mission. Together they signify our commitment to prepare ourselves, and to better ourselves for the sake of those we protect. Legion.
I wish you good training. Be safe out there, and get home fast.