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    Red face 5 year old firefighter

    My son is a fire fighter fanatic he's 5 and knows ladder 49 by heart...He says that fireman are super heros like batman ! We visite fire station arond Montreal,qc and they started giving him there patchs so i would like to know how i could get some from the USA ? I know theres a lot of demand like mine but i dont realy know what else to do...thanks

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    Most people are leery about giving their patches to people who they dont know. Your best bet would be to google it perhaps, I know that there are people out there that sell patches. FDNY fire zone I believe has New York City patches.
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    Go to www.eagleemblems.com you can find alot of great patches from alot of departments there for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qcstephane View Post
    My son is a fire fighter fanatic he's 5 and knows ladder 49 by heart...He says that fireman are super heros like batman ! We visite fire station arond Montreal,qc and they started giving him there patchs so i would like to know how i could get some from the USA ? I know theres a lot of demand like mine but i dont realy know what else to do...thanks
    email or PM me your mailing address, and I'll send you one of ours.....maybe an older on off a uniform, but I am sure will make him happy.
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    ...something wrong with forums again...
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    Unhappy waterburyvtfire

    Im sorry but cant send message did not figure out how it works yet...
    vallieressteph@hotmail.com

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    why do you say that?

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    Default cant send pm's

    waterburyvtfire cant send pm dont know how i guess ! tried to give you my e-mail but dont know if it worked !!!

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    Default not a good subject

    I guess it's not a very good subject asking for patch even for my son !!

    Thanks any way

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    qcstephane-

    There are some reasons why you may be receiving no replys to your message.

    1. Fire Department patches are very expensiveto manufacture.

    2. As a result, many organizations limit the number they issue out to their personnel to the number of uniforms they are required to maintain- for example, I received 8 patches last year. (2) for my 2 short sleeve uniform shirts. (2) For my 2 long sleeve uniform shirts. (1) for my 1 jobshirt (work sweatshirt) (1) for my dress uniform. (1) for my heavy winter work jacket, and (1) for my light jacket. If I wanted any more, I had to purchase them, at $3.50 each. As you can hopefully understand, stocks of patches in Fire Departments are usually tightly controlled due to cost.

    3. If I gave a patch to each and every request that has come my way, I would go broke in 4 months. My organization will only give patches to other recognized Fire Departments, when a request is received on their letterhead, and we receive one in return.

    4. Many, many times, persons have come on here, pretending to "solicit" patches in the name of their child. "My sick child...." Blah Blah Blah......"My Child has this cancer, or that cancer, would love to be a fireman,....." Not to sound cold-hearted, but many of these allegations are quickly proven to be false- more often than not they are just adult patch collectors looking to boost their collections.

    I myself USED to be a patch collector. I got out of it because of all the whining, crying, and back-stabbing that took place.
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    I'll give ya one of mine if you register on this site.
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    I understand it's true i know a guy that does it here in Montreal the FD give him patches and he sell them at shows ... It's easyer here because my son is knowen in Montreal hes on 3 french web sites. But i try in the US but my english is not good at all and dont know where to look but thank you for yor kindness.

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    Your English seems to be fine to me. I'll send you some patches because you seem to be genuine.
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    qcstephane

    email me your address and I will send you a patch from my FD.

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    Default my little fire fighter

    Thank you for yor replyes i got a few from the USA i showed my son where they comme from and instently tolled me that he wanted to go see them...I fond some pictures of US fire trucks and he was goeing bananas...So i told him to learn is english and we will go visite a USA fire hall...

    Have a nice day !!!

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    Default Big city patch

    How and where can i get big city patch like NY,Boston,Baltimore ( my sons favorite) Chigago... The city one and all the other ones like NY i know they have like Bronks Queens......How do i know they are real.? How many are there??

    Never got the patch...

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcstephane View Post
    How and where can i get big city patch like NY,Boston,Baltimore ( my sons favorite) Chigago... The city one and all the other ones like NY i know they have like Bronks Queens......How do i know they are real.? How many are there??

    Never got the patch...
    We were advised by the Department of Homeland Security to curtail trading patches or uniform elements with people we don't know or who are unaffiliated with a fire/ems organization.

    So, we no longer honor anonymous or "out of the blue" requests.

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    it is great to trade patches,i did it with firefighters on another website and it was great to have the patches of different fire departments in the USA.but sometimes you send patch and then got nothing ,and that is why maybe some people do not want to trade patches anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    We were advised by the Department of Homeland Security to curtail trading patches or uniform elements with people we don't know or who are unaffiliated with a fire/ems organization.

    So, we no longer honor anonymous or "out of the blue" requests.

    Thanks
    Lame when you quote yourself, huh?

    ANYWAY, all that being said, check Ebay.
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    Im no firefighter but i volunter as support for victime and give out drinks and food to firefighters (www.apam.net) In Columbus Oh they are called box club 15... We do the same here on the south shore of Montreal...
    i would not be a greath firefighter im scared of hights.....

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    Default Im almost one...

    I guess most of the places the are call lady auxilliary but we are there to help out ... and we dont get payed but i like it any ways ! But ok not a firefighter.

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    I rememberd i recieved a patch once, from the Bulldogs in Yonkers, Ny.
    I sewed it on to my Mets jersey as a reminder to me, that I can be happy with my fav team on my back and my dream job on my shoulder.

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    My son hang them on is room wall and imagines that hes from that station and fights hundreds of fire . He got one from some where in CT whit a super cool t-shirt and a lettre from the captain he whent crazy is new captain send im is stuff....

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    Default He got some cool one

    My son got a few really cool patchs and even t-****s...I was really suprise to get one from the usaf fd and one fron Ansonia Ct whit a kick *** t-**** Mathieu did not take it off for 3 days he said is new captain sent him is patch and t-**** and he would get a call so he had to be ready...

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcstephane View Post
    My son got a few really cool patchs and even t-****s...I was really suprise to get one from the usaf fd and one fron Ansonia Ct whit a kick *** t-**** Mathieu did not take it off for 3 days he said is new captain sent him is patch and t-**** and he would get a call so he had to be ready...
    I guess someone misspelled T-shirt.

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