Monthly Archives: July 2015

International Association of Frie Chiefs FRI Conference VIP’s to receive special Bereavement Uniform Program ‘Faces/’Voices flyer

The IAFC’s FRI’s VIP’s will have a chance to show the mettle after receiving a special BUP Faces / Voice Flyer asking them to share the program with their significant others and then doing soemthing to help make it happen. … Continue reading

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Fire dept. Honor Guard Uniforms don’t have to cost an ‘arm and a leg’.

People have the misconception that a fire department honor guard uniform has to be very expensive.  What it has to be is differentiated from a department’s regular Class A Dress Uniforms. “Appreciating the truth of the above statement, the Lighthouse … Continue reading

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Fire Department Honor Guards still very difficult to sustain.

Even with serious effort, it is difficult to get a handful of Fire Department Honor Guards together for a competition. “I think Fire Department Honor Guard Uniforms are just too expensive for most departments.  That was a  primary driver behind … Continue reading

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The ability of fire departments to honor all their ‘passing’ firefighters in now within reach.

The long held way of honoring those in the fires service has the potential of changing for the ‘good’ if the fire service steps up and replaces head bobbing with feet moving. “It is always surprising to experience the reality … Continue reading

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Fire Department Dress Uniforms finding their way into the volunteer fire dept. world.

Dress uniforms, long a tradition among paid and municipal fire departments is becoming more common among the smaller and volunteer fire department, as well. “I think one of the primary drivers behind the implementation of dress uniform programs among the … Continue reading

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A Bereavement Uniform Program horse race is developing.

A Class A Dress Uniform for burial purposes, at no charge to the families requesting one, is on the table and every state is invited to participate. “You’d think every fire department would take advantage of the opportunity to recognize … Continue reading

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The Bereavement Uniform Program is finding its voice among the X Generation.

Interestingly, honoring the passing of the Silent Generation has found its ‘champions’ in the X Generation. “When we launched the Bereavement Uniform Program, we did so with the idea that the Baby Boomer Generation would take the lead.  That, in … Continue reading

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Merchant Marine uniforms and accessories getting harder to find.

Merchant Marine Dress Uniforms and accessories (cap devices, shoulder boards, sleeve insignia) are being carried by fewer and fewer stores. “The old guard uniform stores are closing up and are not being replaced and one of the casualties is the … Continue reading

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Yacht club flags and yacht club burgees are not the same.

Most people don’t know the difference between a yacht club flag and a yacht club burgee. “It refers to shape.  A yacht club burgee and triangular or swallow tialed shaped and a flag is generally rectangular”.  Steve Cohen, Pres.

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Not all high gloss, permashine dress shoes are the same.

It used to be Bates was the gold standard for high gloss black dress oxfords.  It was the only shoe the military wore.  Not anymore.  The Lighthouse Uniform Company has rolled out its own line of dress shoes that were … Continue reading

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