Day 228: Uniform Cap

A Chicago fireman’s class “A” uniform cap sits on the dash of a ladder truck.

Steve Cohen, the President of Lighthouse Uniform Company, is the creator of the 9/11 Commemorative Chin Strap which features a red bloodline down the middle of the black, white or gold chin straps normally worn on the dress cap.  As we are approaching the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Lighthouse has partnered with State Fire Department Associations and donates $5 for every strap sold in that state to the association.  His hope is that all of the hundreds of thousands of firefighters who take part in events commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be wearing the 9/11 Commemorative Chin Straps.

In the photo above the chinstrap is the black leather band that sits just above the brim which is attached to the cap on both sides with a button.

“Never forget means never forgetting, and that needs a visual.”                                       ~Jerry Naylis, retired fire chief in New Jersey

Click here for more information on the 9/11 commemorative chin strap.

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