Shirts: We are supposed to wear a bright yellow fire resistant shirt on the fireline so that we can be seen easily from the air and through the forest. Now there are all kinds of colors, from red to blue to even plaid. My assistant wears a brown one, which means he can't easily be found in the woods, which is possibly his intention. However, this is better than the guys who stuff themselves into too-small shirts from the 1980s, when the shirts were lighter weight with covered buttons. They want to look like they've been fighting fire for a long time, but you're not fooling anyone, guys.
|They make khaki now! I might need one. Available here|
|OK, now there's khaki pants TOO? From the same source as above.|
|This fire was fun, and we had a 16 mile hike out, dropping down to the lake and then out the valley.|
|He might be able to pull this off. You can't, rookie. (picture from people.com)|
Anyone else out there work in a job where you have to wear a type of uniform? How do you express your flair?