Monthly Archives: March 2016

FD Class A Dress Uniforms are the medium for the message.

More important than the actual class a dress uniform is the sleeve striping and Maltese Crosses. “When people see a Class A Dress Uniform they don’t generally see the uniform.  They see the accessories.  They see the sleeve striping and … Continue reading

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FD Class A Dress Uniforms are finding their way into the FD volunteer world.

FD Class A DRess Uniforms, traditionally found mainly in the paid fire service world is working its way into the volunteer one. “FD Class A dress uniforms almost an anathema to volunteeers is finding its way into many smaller and … Continue reading

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Fire dept. collar pins and cap devices are becoming an important Lighthouse staple.

Fire dept. collar pins and cap devices tend to get lost in the shuffle and are unconsidered add ons. “The Lighthouse Uniform Company takes its fd collar pins and cap devices very seriously.  Most people don’t realize the dress uniform … Continue reading

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Fire dept. dress uniforms are the driver behind the Lighthouse Uniform Company success.

Fire dept. dress uniforms, both black and blue, are the staple in the Lighthouse Uniform Company’s drive to become the country’s first true nationally oriented uniform store. “Class A Dress Uniforms make up the bulk of the Lighthouse business, but … Continue reading

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Fire department dress uniform programs often reflect the chief.

It used to be easy to tell if a fire department had a fire chief with military in their background.  If it dId, the department’s dress uniform included a dress cap. “I used to run into department’s without dress caps … Continue reading

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FD collar pins, fd collar brass what is the difference? Historically, rank was shown on the collars with marking made of brass, hence the term collar brass. Since the introduction of overseas manufacturing, most fire dept. collar insignia is made … Continue reading

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Fire Dept. sleeve striping and Maltese Crosses form basis for consistent look.

Fire departments often lose control of its Class A dress Uniform look through differences in its Maltese Crosses and sleeve striping. “While it is not a department’ fault that it looks like Cox’s Army, it is its problem and really, … Continue reading

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Desert Storm and its impact on the Fire Service and its use/desire for dress uniforms.

Fire Dept Class A Dress Uniforms got a huge boost from the folks that participated in Desert Storm. “Familiarity, tradition and military experience was the impetus for the Fire Service move toward ‘coming back’ to Class A Dress Uniform and … Continue reading

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Fire dept. collar pins take on new meaning as FD’s begin to ‘dress up’.

Fire dept. collar pins have moved to center stage as America’s smaller and volunteer departments begin to dress up.” “Sophistication is directional as much as it is a state of being and America’s Fire Service is moving en mass toward … Continue reading

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Fire dept. collar brass goes by several names.

Fire dept. collar brass, not to be confused with real brass goes by a few different names depending on the part of the country and the background of the wearer. “FD collar brass is sometimes called collar pins, sometimes collar … Continue reading

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