Monthly Archives: April 2015

Lighthouse Uniform company was big winner at FDIC.

The Lighthouse Uniform Company came away from this year’s FDIC with more accolades and more leads than ever before. “There was some concern about being in the Lucus Oil Stadium instead of the main hall of the Convention Center, but … Continue reading

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Fire Service Dress Uniform business continues to grow.

As the uniform industry continues to evolve, the Lighthouse Uniform Company has never been busier. “The Internet continues to disrupt the historical distribution network of the public safety uniform industry.  Those who are unable or not interested in changing will … Continue reading

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Not all Fire Department dress shoes are the same.

A generation ago, the term Bates was synonymous with dress shoes in the fire service. Nowadays, that is no longer true and the Lighthouse High Gloss Dress Shoe is making a run at the title ‘Fire Department dress shoe’. “The … Continue reading

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The National Volunteer Fire Council has a new slate of officers

After a number of years, the National Volunteer Fire Council has a new president. “A new NVFC president bodes well for both the NVFC and the Lighthouse Uniform Company’s Bereavement Uniform Program.  The new president and 1st VP has a … Continue reading

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The Merchant Marine world is finding the Lighthouse Uniform Company

An order came in during the middle of the night from Micronesia for dress caps, garrison caps and web belts. “The Internet is a two edged sword.  If you don’t have someone under 50 years old planning to take over … Continue reading

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Not all fire dept. cap badges are the same.

There is a school of thought in the Fire Service that suggests all cap badges are the same. The truth of the matter is that that is not accurate and it a place where the Lighthouse and other ‘high-end’ Class … Continue reading

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When buying Class A Dress Uniforms ask if the rank striping cost is for both sleeves

A word to the wise for those going through the class a  dress uniform bid process;  check to make sure both sleeves are included in the rank striping costs. “We lost a close bid to a store that made the … Continue reading

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The Fire Service is moving into its Class A Dress Uniform wearing season.

Fire Departments from Ocala , FL to Atascocita VFD in Texas are doing uniform assessments in anticipation of Class A Dress Uniform wearing season. “The Fire Service in a move to reengage with some of its tradition  is trending toward … Continue reading

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Rank in the Fire Service all starts at the top.

Cap badges are given short shrift by most fire departments.  They assume all cap devices are the same and much like collar pins, looks can be deceiving.  The Lighthouse Signature Line Cap badges are die cast, have weight, unlike stamped … Continue reading

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Not all Fire Department collar pins are the same.

Collar pins have long been used in America’s Fire Service as a way to designate rank and have an untrue reputation of all being the same. “Much like the adage ‘all horses are animals, not all animals are horses, the … Continue reading

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