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Patch Swap?

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by emt1581, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    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!

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  2. Pa Glock guy

    Pa Glock guy

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    Does the city that you mentioned begin with the letter B by chance?
     

  3. FireMarshal

    FireMarshal NRA Member

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    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.
     
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    Same here.
     
  5. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    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.

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  6. FirNaTine

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    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.
     
  7. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    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
     
  8. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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


    Scott
     
  9. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    On a tangent, have we ever done it here? Swapped patches, I mean.....


    Scott