just a question, from firefighters to Chiefs of departments, what's everyone's thoughts on polos or class B shirts? Here's my two cents... Let's keep it civil, ha ha ha.
Polos- Cheaper than class B's, due to no badges, medals, nameplates, collar brass, etc.
Don't wrinkle as easily
More comfortable under bunker gear
You don't roll over onto your badge while you're asleep (that hurts)
Can be embroidered
Class B- Nothing looks more professional than badges and medals.
Easy to tell rank, neighboring fire departments and civilians alike.
Can be repatched, where polos are embroidered once and thats it.
Polos- Can confuse neighboring departments if you don't have different colors by rank.
Certain manufacturers polos (5.11 comes to mind) can run you up to $50 a piece (even discounted)
Class B- Can be confused with Law Enforcement (I dunno about you're department's territory or what your local PD wears, but in my neck of the woods light blue is the same as the PD, and we don't got bulletproof vests)
Stains show very easily on class B depending on color
Require starch and iron
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