Section I-16

Uniform Policy

Purpose:  To establish guidelines for Three Star Fire Department personnel to refer to when the wearing of uniforms is stipulated for a particular event.

Scope:   This policy pertains to all Three Star Fire Department personnel who own recommended uniforms to be worn during public event and activities.  Organizational morale spirit-de-corps and cohesiveness is improved with the wearing of uniforms and presents a professional appearance and pride to the public.

Policy: 

All Three Star firefighters and officers shall wear departmental apparel, at the discretion of the Chief, to be worn at official Three Star Fire Department functions and other fire service events.  The purchase of approved apparel is not mandatory but highly recommended.

Uniform apparel will be purchased by the individual.  Recommended clothing items are listed below.  As appropriations allow, Three Star ball caps and short sleeve T-shirts will be purchased and issued to personnel at the expense of Three Star Fire Department.  This shall not be interpreted as a guarantee. 

All personnel are responsible for maintaining a professional appearance when wearing uniforms.  Personnel wearing uniforms that do not meet or display a professional appearance or standard will be asked to correct their appearance.

Three Star Fire Department personnel wear the following clothing:

Three Star Fire Department has three modes of uniform dress:

Class A (Full Dress)

Class A (Full dress) uniform:  Polyester uniform shirt and pants with appropriate identification markings and patches.  Navy Blue Dress pants, Three Star Fire Department ball cap (optional), black belt and shoes.  Mourning bands will be worn on badges exclusively for Three Star Fire Department member funerals, for any line of duty funerals, or in the event of neighboring Fire Department memorial services.  Full dress is worn as ordered by the Chief, but typically for more formal events like funerals, public relations events, some parades, and other situations where firefighters and officers are officially representing Three Star Fire Department.

Class B (Non-Regulation)

Class B (Informal) uniform.  White/Navy Blue (as appropriate) Polo shirt, Navy Blue Dress pants, Three Star Fire Department ball cap (optional), black belt and shoes.  Class B uniform is worn as ordered by the Chief, but typically for less formal occasions and during outdoor events in the summer time, such as fire service parades, some fund raisers, tours, and other public relations activities.  If a member does not own a Three Star Polo shirt, Three Star Fire Department issued T-shirts are acceptable.

Class C (Non-Regulation)

Class C (working) uniform.  Gray/Navy Blue (as appropriate) Three Star T-shirt, with pants/shorts of choice, Three Star Fire Department ball cap (optional).  Class C uniforms are worn as ordered by the Chief, but typically for informal occasions where soiling of uniform are likely to occur or when public viewing is not expected.  Examples include working details, training sessions, and internal meetings.  This is considered the every day uniform.