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emt1581
06-02-2007, 11:39
My cousin is a FF in FL. He has swapped patches various squads all over the country. However, he came to my hometown and the CITY FD refused to swap with him.

Anyone ever heard of this happening? I plan on just asking my capt. to get me one for him, but still, I find it sort of odd/rude that they refused.

Thanks!

-Emt1581

Pa Glock guy
06-02-2007, 18:01
Does the city that you mentioned begin with the letter B by chance?

FireMarshal
06-03-2007, 06:29
Our agency doesn't give out patches anymore. Since 9-11, we've kept better track of our uniforms and inventory. There were concerns of miscreants trying to get uniforms.

That may be the reason.

FirNaTine
06-03-2007, 07:14
Originally posted by FireMarshal
Our agency doesn't give out patches anymore. Since 9-11, we've kept better track of our uniforms and inventory. There were concerns of miscreants trying to get uniforms.

That may be the reason.

Same here.

emt1581
06-03-2007, 17:57
Originally posted by Pa Glock guy
Does the city that you mentioned begin with the letter B by chance?

Initially I thought it was the city of B.

But it turns out what happened was that he went to NYC and they wouldn't swap there...made him pay $5+ for it...:upeyes:

So much for brother-hood.

-Emt1581

FirNaTine
06-03-2007, 19:26
Some of the more popular houses in NY make a LOT of money off of t-shirt and patch sales. Think Rescue 1 and such.

emt1581
06-03-2007, 20:19
Originally posted by FirNaTine
Some of the more popular houses in NY make a LOT of money off of t-shirt and patch sales. Think Rescue 1 and such.

I can see making money off citizens that want to wear the patch/logo...but c'mon, a fellow FF...looking to TRADE a single patch??!?!

Shame on them!...especially since there was no problem anywhere else trying to do it.

-Emt1581

DScottHewitt
06-04-2007, 15:21
Originally posted by FireMarshal
Our agency doesn't give out patches anymore. Since 9-11, we've kept better track of our uniforms and inventory. There were concerns of miscreants trying to get uniforms.

That may be the reason.

FBI memos were sent out, IIRC. Some nearby departments will only give a collector ONE patch if they use two on their uniforms.....


Scott

DScottHewitt
06-04-2007, 15:23
On a tangent, have we ever done it here? Swapped patches, I mean.....


Scott