In Fahrenheit 451, there are several references to the Salamander badge for the firemen. What does it mean?
As bit of trivia, the reason the salamander is associated with fire, according to a history professor, is that when a wet log was thrown on a fire, salamanders would flee from crevices in the log. Further, the slime on their bodies would react to the fire by forming a foam. So many medieval people thought that salamanders were born in fire and started their lives with a fur coat.