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  • FF's SignfOthr
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    Occasionally I wear one of my boyfriend's FIRE RESCUE shirts with the Milwaukee FD logo on it. It's pretty big on me, so I just tie it in a knot at the hip. A couple of times (before 9/11) I got some rude comments (Who'd you have to #*@& to get that? ) Now they want to know how to get one. I always wore it with pride before, but I don't do it as often now because it looks like I'm riding the fashion wave. In time, I'm sure I'll be wearing it more often again.

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  • pepper
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    In my job as fire department liaison, I was given shirts by some of the departments I worked with. It was nice when people asked what it was all about. Now I can wear any of them or my FDNY sweatshirt and people smile, say "nice shirt" and ask where to get one...even if it's NOT the FDNY one I'm wearing. Too bad the price tag to be stylish was so high...

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  • Firekatz04
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    Hey, how 'bout that... I've been a trend setter!

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  • drewbo
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    Currnetly in the Army at Fort Hood, but since everyone knows me as the former firefighter pretending to be an officer (as in don't throw your cigerette butt in the trash can, the LT is around), finnaly I am setting the fashion trend. I have been asked by alot of folks where they can get FDNY shrits, hats, ect... Glad to tell them the websites to order the stuff to.

    The day of the tradity we got called back in around 9pm by the Commander, I was wearing my FDNY shirt with pride, pride in all our brothers that have the kind of cuorage every day that we only hope my soldiers can show if and when the time comes. I don;t think it is cheesy either for people to want to wear FDNY gear either, if anything it brings more national attention to the FFing comunity, attention that we need to get the funding and support that keeps America's Bravest safe.

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  • FF.1205
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    Hey Lt. as 1261 said you were always in style it just took a while for the rest of the world to catch up excluding what our wives and girlfriends think. I now better then to touch that one.. Sadely, it cost so many lives of Brother's and Sister's and some of the BEST damn Firefighter's in the world for them to figure it out.. I have always been proud to be a Firefighter...
    I will say I will never turnout without thinking of the FDNY Brothers and Sister's..

    God bless FDNY and the families of all the lost brother's and Sister's you are in my thoughts and prayers..

    Dave
    FTM, PTB, EGH

    [ 10-27-2001: Message edited by: FF.1205 ]

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  • Captain Gonzo
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    FDNY stuff is all the rage
    on everyone from actors to musicians on stage
    while jakes have always known
    and known for a while
    that we have class...and it's always in style!

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  • 1261Truckie
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    Loo,

    We were always in style, it just everyone else a while to catch up to us.

    Fire tee-shirts, man, that's all I wear. Whether my current departments or my FDNY's.

    Those navy blues go with everything

    "Let's be careful out there"

    Regards to all

    1261Truckie

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  • Phildabox
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    Gotta agree....I've accumulated a decent collection of FDNY "stuff" over the years. I've always worn my now stylish FDNY Hat (it's a definately worn well over the years and owes me nothing) and the various shirts I've picked up. Much like Mongo, I'm no longer having to explain what FDNY means, and I'm as proud as ever to wear my FDNY stuff as my little way to support the Brothers who have gone on before us, as well as the ones left behind to carry on.

    You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  • FSRIZZIO
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    My wife's usually surprised when I'm NOT wearing a fire shirt.

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  • mongofire_99
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    E229, you scared the water out of me when I saw the header of "After 30 years, I'm finally in style"

    I thought you were gonna tell us leisure suits were coming back....I got rid of mine 22 years ago.

    That being said, my FDNY cap is on everyday. Funny thing is since Sept. 11, not a single person has asked what it means. Before then, everytime I wore it, checkers in the grocery line, people I met on the street and such had to ask what it meant. I'd tell them and then they say "well why doesn't it just say NYFD?"

    "Hey, I don't know, its a NY thing" I tell 'em.

    I hurt and pray for you guys and your fallen everyday.

    William

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  • Lewiston2Capt
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    Thanks Loo,
    I know a couple of other guys that would like to know the story behind that picture.
    And I personally think we firefighters have always been in style it just took the world a little longer to realize it.

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  • LT1/101
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    Nice to see that after all the years firefighters are finally stylish. Too bad it took so many brothers to die to do it.

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  • Grit
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    Is the yacht owner still looking for his flag?

    Thanks Loo

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  • Chaplain 41
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    I bought my wife our departments new jacket a year ago. I think she may have worn it a couple times. Now that it's cooler, she's been wearing it all the time. She even ask to wear one of my FD t-shirts the other day. Believe me, she looks alot better in one of my t-shirts than I do and I'd let her wear one to bed.
    Thanks E229lt for letting us in on the details of the American Flag raising at the hallow ground. Ooorah to Brothers McWilliams, Johnson, and Eisengrein!

    Got your back!

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  • E229Lt
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    <<
    Firefighters from Engine 255 and Ladder 157 in Brooklyn had been digging in the rubble for survivors for six grueling hours, when they got the call to immediately evacuate.

    Firefighter Dan McWilliams from Ladder 157 headed out with the rest of his crew. It was then that the 35-year-old firefighter spotted a flag flying from a yacht docked behind the World Financial Center. He made his way to the boat, rolled the flag up around its pole to be sure it didn't touch the ground, and carried the pole back to the evacuation area.

    As McWilliams passed his buddy and fellow 157 firefighter George Johnson, he slapped him on the shoulder. "Gimme a hand, will ya, George?"

    "I knew exactly what he was doing," Johnson, 36, said.

    Then Billy Eisengrein of Rescue 2, another Brooklyn fire company, and McWilliams' childhood friend from Staten Island, jumped in, "You need a hand?"

    The three firefighters quickly found a perfect spot -- a single flagpole anchored in the rubble about 20 feet off the ground on West Street.

    They climbed a makeshift ramp so they could easily raise the flag in its new home. It was at that moment that Record photographer Thomas E. Franklin spotted the three from a distance.>>>

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