Are fire department Class A Dress Uniforms a meaningful part of a firefighter’s uniform complement? Depends on who you ask.
If one has experience in the military, almost always the is yes. If the firefighter is over 65years old, the answer might be no. It’s the millennials who are a mixed bag.
Fire dept. dress caps have long been tradition bound, particularly on the east coast.
NY’s Westchester County’s Scarsdale FD recently purchased dress caps for their department and low and behold, they are almost identical to ones shown in a picture on their Facebook page, circa 1893. How fire departments fight fire evolves with the times. Not so with their dress caps.
Designing a fire department dress uniform program has never been easier with the advent of Lighthouse Uniform Company’s Class A Creator Illustrator Tool.
Built to design and capture a single uniform or a whole departments rank structure, the Class A Creator is a very effective visual aid.
Not every fire department needs a full blown Class A, but…
… In the old day, in the small town firefighting business it used to be if you went fishing around the 4th of July, you might very well dodge the need for a dress uniform for a whole year.
Not anymore. The world’s become much smaller and everyone is a smartphone away from seeing what everyone else is doing.
The world has also become much more polarized (us vs. them). Belonging has taken on a life of its own and the tragedy we call 911 created a tangible connection between every fire department and every firefighter.
What that means; you can run, but you can’t hide and every year every firefighter everywhere has a real and legitimate reason to step up and pay the respect that is due.
Fire department dress uniforms are finding their way to the hinterlands as ND’s Williston FD has just purchased Class A’s.
It says something when a town like Williston FD decides to move into dress uniforms. It is either a sign of reaching a level of maturity or it is a sign of circling the wagons.
Fire dept dress uniforms for graduation ceremonies are back in vogue.
The simplest way to identify ‘team’ is to have matching uniforms. This concept has been around since armys. In the Fire department world this idea has ebbs and flows and there is a direct correlation between the use of dress uniforms and the service history of those in fire service leadership.
Fire dept. dress uniforms have not always been a pressing issue for America’s smaller and volunteer departments. Historically, the primary reason often given is the lack of money.
While money issues are still a major reason for no dress uniforms, it appears from here that the primary reason for most fire departments not having some sort of dress uniform program is lack of leadership.
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Providing Fire dept. dress uniforms is very individual centric and not many have the skill to do it right.
Hard to believe, but its true, Lighthouse Uniform Company Class A Dress Uniforms made it all the way to the North Pole.
Thanks to Chief Buddy Lane and the folks at the North Pole Fire Dept. the Lighthouse can lay claim to being the uniform store with the greatest northern reach. Steve Cohen, Pres.
FD dress uniforms are more than a jacket and tie. FD dress uniforms say volumes about how a department feels about the folks that work there.
Use of FD dress uniforms recognize the sacrifice and they say thank you to the men, women and families that give their time, energy and sometimes their lives for the sake and well being of their communities.