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    Question Wearing shirts off-duty

    I am no longer an explorer with my fire department. I left due to the fact that I am enlisting in the Air Force for Pararescue. I leave for basic in a few months, so I need to spend as much of my time getting into shape and my fire department isn't busy enough for me to get it done on the job. Here is my question. My father is a retired firefighter for Indy. I have some of his old duty shirts that I normally wear just around the house or mowing the lawn, etc. Is it illegal for me to wear these around town, if I live several miles away from Indy, for example Lafayette or Columbus, IN area? I've only been stopped by one police officer before and, after I explained it to him, he sent me on my way. However, I don't want to find that one officer who will give me a citation or whatever, just because I am wearing a shirt. I've tried to look this up in the Indiana laws but came up with nothing. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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    Well what do his shirts look like? Are you talking class B uniform with a badge/patches? Because if not, I see absolutely no problem in wearing FD shirts around. In fact, that's all I ever wear. I've got tons from other departments. I think its fine.

    Did the cop actually pull you over just to ask about the shirt? That seams funky...
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    I don't think there are any laws against wearing FD apparel unless you are trying to impersonate an emergency personnel.
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    If it's a t-shirt from any department you can wear it. The first question I ask of a person wearing a fire department t-shirt is "Do you work for them or do you just have the t-shirt." It's usually a great opener.....you'd be surprised at dsome of the responses.As NFD-Firefighter says......"As long as your not trying to impersonate one you can wear it.
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    No shirt no shoes no service!

    and no its not illegal to "just" wear a t-shirt.
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    Question Hmmmm...........

    A police Officer wanted to know why someone was wearing a FD shirt??...... How much DON'T we know?........


    But then, Indiana has some strange Laws on the Books. Like prohibiting Scanners in Privately owned Vehicles........
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    A police Officer wanted to know why someone was wearing a FD shirt??...... How much DON'T we know?........


    But then, Indiana has some strange Laws on the Books. Like prohibiting Scanners in Privately owned Vehicles........
    I guess he would have mess himself seeing me wear a LEO shirt, huh? He probably would have called a mayday!
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    i would tell the cop that i can wear what i want. Ask for his badge number, get his cars bumper number and then call it in, or call the local new station!

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    Hahaha if it were illegal there'd be a lot more nerdy fire spanks locked-up. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 911brute View Post
    i would tell the cop that i can wear what i want. Ask for his badge number, get his cars bumper number and then call it in, or call the local new station!
    You really believe that this guy was pulled over just because the cop could see what type of t-shirt he was wearing and wanted to make sure he was legit?

    Really?. . . . . . . . .. . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by BULL321 View Post
    You really believe that this guy was pulled over just because the cop could see what type of t-shirt he was wearing and wanted to make sure he was legit?

    Really?. . . . . . . . .. . . .

    Hey brother, that dude is not even a firefighter, so I guess he knows all about it, huh.

    Maybe he should come down your way and get pulled and see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Hey brother, that dude is not even a firefighter, so I guess he knows all about it, huh.

    Maybe he should come down your way and get pulled and see what happens.
    He would be afforded the opportunity to fully explain himself.
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