Monthly Archives: December 2015

As the pain of 9-11 fades into memory, it is more and more important that we convey to those who were too young or not yet here, that a trruly horrific event took place. It is the obligation of those … Continue reading

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Dress shoes made for firefighters

There is no such thing as fire department dress shoes and in fact, until Lighthouse Uniform Company made dress shoes explicitly for firefighters, dress shoes were almost always a source of contention. What the Lighthouse did was take into consideration … Continue reading

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Collar pins are not all the same

Not all collar pins are the same.  The stamped out ones, are low end and look it.  The higher quality collar pins are dye cast and the detail on the pin is predicated on the skill of the mold maker … Continue reading

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Purchase of FD Dress Uniforms requires a leap of faith unless you buy Lighthouse Signature Line FD Dress Uniforms

There is a misnomer that all dress uniforms are pretty much the same and it doesn’t really matter where they are bought. “FD Dress Uniforms ae not all pretty much the same. There are significant fabric and color variations from … Continue reading

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Minnesota State Fire Dept. Association set to take the lead in state’s BUP effort

Many thanks to DeeDee Jankovic for taking the lead in the MSFDA’s effort to introduce the Bereavement Uniform Program. Minnesota is closer than most states in burying all their passing firefighters in a Class A Dress Uniform.

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Lighthouse Uniform Company is the ‘go to’ place for KnightTemplar dress uniforms

Knight Templar dress uniform specifications are different from state to state and keeping track of what goes where is a valuable service. Uniform stores are not very good at maintaining individual company specifications and a store that is effective at … Continue reading

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Fire dept. Class A Dress Uniforms now available up to size 68

Fire dept. class A  dress uniforms traditionally come in sizes up to 54. The Lighthouse Uniform Company recognizes the fact that people are getting bigger and now stocks fire dept. Class A Dress Uniforms up to size 68 in both … Continue reading

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Firefighter dress uniforms should be dry cleaned.

Firefighter Calss A Dress Uniforms used to be all poly and one of the marketing bullets was that they were machine washable. What was discovered was that machine washable conveyed the image of cheap (which they were). In an effort … Continue reading

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Fire Department dress uniforms are not all the same.

The claim made by reseller stores that they can guarantee the color match of their firefighter dress uniforms over time is an overstatement at best and just not true. The only way to insure consistency through a fire department dress … Continue reading

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Firefighter Class A Dress Uniforms vs Firefighter Class B Uniforms

Is there a difference between a firefighter class a and class b dress uniform? On a metaphysical level, yes there is. On an emotional level, maybe.  On a practical level, no.  One department’s Class B Uniform is another’s Class A.

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