Capt. Martin Sanders, a member of the US Public Health Service, sitting on the President’s Advisory Council, has informed the Lighthouse that there is interest at the highest levels of the PHS about becoming involved in helping get the word out to their membership about the opportunity to use retired’ dress uniforms for the Bereavement Uniform Program.
“Dr. Koop would have been very proud of his people for recognizing and seizing the opportunity to raise the level of the organization’s righteousness and to help provide for those who otherwise would go without”. Steve Cohen, Pres.
Lighthouse’ s Bereavement Uniform Program’ dress uniform inventory was increased by one Class A with the receipt of a donation from a firefighter stationed in Yokota AB Japan.
“In addition to being the farthest away donation to the Bereavement Uniform Program, the dress uniform donated has a Lighthouse label in it. That is recycling at its zenith”. Steve Cohen, Pres.
Making a Class A Dress Uniform available for burial purposes, at no charge, to any firefighter’s family requesting one is proving to be a valuable asset to the Fire Service Community.
“At first blush, beneficiaries of the Bereavement Uniform Program are the recipients; the families requesting one and the firefighter being buried. Ironically, the real value and the long term beneficiaries of the Bereavement Uniform Program are the ‘givers’; the departments and personnel that turn their ‘no value’ surplus dress uniforms into uniforms with immeasurable value to a firefighter family they don’t know”. Steve Cohen, Pres.
Ronny Coleman, a long time leader, innovator, writer and fire service thinker has become Fallen Fire Fighter Dress Uniform LinkedIn Group member # 1,248.
“The Fallen Fire Fighter Dress Uniform LinkedIn Group charter has changed from LODD to making available a dress uniform to any firefighters’s family wanting one for burial purposes. This ‘group’ has the potential to play a significant role in the emotional well being of the fire service community”. Steve Cohen, Pres.
A thank you to ARAMARK’s Zephyr Cove Resort for the order of over 100 dress shirts.
“We’ve been feeling activity in both the FD Dress Uniform and the cruise boat and resort business for several months. We take it as a sign that the economy is getting stronger”. Steve Cohen, Pres.
At the Washington Fire Chiefs Conference just ending, the Bereavement Uniform Program was reintroduced with the emphasis on dress uniform ‘giving’ not on dress uniform receiving.
“At first blush, the level of intensity felt quite extraordinary, in reaction to pointing out the value of the Bereavement Uniform to the Program’s dress uniform donors. Upon reflection, however, giving’ is in the DNA of most firefighters”. Steve Cohen, Pres.
Mitchell Airport Fire Dept. has chosen to use Lighthouse’s traditional black, double breasted Class A as their dress uniform standard.
“The Lighthouse Uniform Company is becoming recognized around the country as having a rock solid Class A Dress Uniform solution. When it comes to continuity, consistency and timely delivery, nobody does dress uniforms as well as we do”. Steve Cohen, Pres.
A thank you toTooele City Fire and Chief Gary Coon for seeing the quality and value of the Lighthouse Signature Line cap badges and collar brass.
“The nuances in quality differences between cap and collar brass manufacturers often is not appreciated by the firefighter. What is always noticed and appreciated is the Lighthouse use of jewelry quality clutches.” Steve Cohen, Pres.
“Truly one of the most important ways to honor our departed member’s courage, sacrifice and devotion to our departments and the fire service”. Chief Troy Shoemaker, Pres. Nebraska Fire Chiefs Assoc.
“Being able to give something back to the Fire Service besides the best Class A Dress and Honor Guard Uniform solution is very gratifying. I think it says a lot about our values and the value we put on our customers”. Steve Cohen, Pres.
A thank you to Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department for continuing to use the Lighthouse Uniform Company to provide Class A Dress and Honor Guard Uniforms and accessories.
“Atascocita VFD became a Lighthouse dress uniform customer because of our ability to turn dress uniform orders around overnight. Unfortunately, we get a lot of customers for that same reason”. Steve Cohen, Pres.