Around the coffee table, our shift was discussing how nice it was to have I.A.F.F. stickers on our apparatus and helmets. How many have or know of other fire departments that allow I.A.F.F. stickers on their apparatus or helmets?
we have stickers on our helmets if opt to put them on... there is one on mine!! not on our rigs tho. our old chief wouldnt allow it, our new chief, well it hadnt been brought up yet but im makin a motion next meeting.
About 5 years ago we approached the Chief on allowing stickers on helmets and rigs. After discussing the importance of a good labor / management relationship and the positive message it would sent to the troops the chief agreed. Now an IAFF Sticker is one of the first things to go on a rig!
I have an IAFF sticker on my helmet .... as for our Apparatus we dont have anything Union on them. Alot of our members have a Local Union Belt buckle ... but other then that we are not able to wear union wear while on shift.
We were told take them off of our truck by the town administration. As you can guess, it didn't sit very well with the Brothers. They took a small clipboard and put a union decal on the back of it. It now rides on the front dash for all to see. There's more than one way to skin a cat.
You won't see that on either of my departments. The city fathers made it abundantly clear that all apparatus is property of the city, not of the firefighters union. Some of the guys have the 2" IAFF decals on their helmet, though it is not officially approved.