"I am ashamed to say I used to be one of the firefighters who didn't wear a seatbelt at all... I can vividly remember saying to my probies "we're in a firetruck, anyone who hits us or we hit is going to lose." one day…"
"Why do you say that shorts are unprofessional and dangerous when dealing with bloody patients?
Unprofessional? There are plenty of hot-weather departments that have professional-looking uniform shorts.
Dangerous? What's more dangerous -…"
"That's not accurate, Jacob.
Turnout gear is not airtight. If you wear polyester or other meltable fibers under your turnout gear, it makes you vulnerable to "Shrink Wrap Syndrome" where the heat gets under your gear and melts the…"
"At my FD, polo's are optional but most of the members wear t-shirts. As far as the class B's, we only wear those for PR events. As far as recognizing rank on scene, our t-shirts are navy blue w/ white lettering and our officer's are…"
"We wear polos for our normal work day, but any event, class or outside training requires class b. our polos are the 5.11's and they are extremely heavy, hold in water, sweat, etc. we have varied color lettering for diff ranks. takes about an…"
"The intent behind the station wear uniform standard is to protect from burn injuries that are related to accidents involving flammable liquids and vapors such as during gasoline-powered portable equipment checks; saws, and oxygen equipment, etc.…"
"See exactly Oldman. It confuses me why they'd require fire retardant uniforms if you're wearing turnouts. Because if you"re down to fire retardant uniforms, your lungs have already seared shut, your face has burned beyond recognition,…"