During independent testing in Alberta, Canada, it has been identified that the blue coloured clothing absorbs more heat.
Why then… do we now see a move towards blue pants?
This is probably an issue with yellow shirts rather than a blue pants issue.
Its also worth noting that it is hard to get any pants other than yellow over trousers in the bush.
This is not anything new, volunteers have picked up on this conflicting argument when the blue pants were originally rolled out.
This issue is further evidence that the NSW Rural Fire Service does whatever it wants without sufficient consultation.
It would seem as thought the Commissioner exercised his ability to determine what a volunteer can wear by way of ceasing the supply of the blue shirt and where is the NSW RFS Uniform Protocol Manual that was referred to back in November 2012.
Prime Minister, Tony Abbott was awarded a medal for his volunteer work at Davidson Rural Fire Brigade, where he regularly volunteers.
The Daily Telegraph captures the moment with photos and text.
There are a lot of volunteers who are getting a bit tired of the “Blue Shirt” issue, they care about their volunteer service, looking after their local community and getting on with the job.
Ridiculous statements from the NSW RFS claiming that the new yellow shirt is 4% safer are more of an insult to the intelligence of our volunteers.
The RFS Commissioner doesn’t care and Minister, Stuart Ayres isn’t interested. The Volunteers have spoken loudly about the removal of access to purchasing the Blue Shirts that they have worn for years. Earlier this year the RFS stopped another group from selling
Get yourself into a VFFA Blue Drill Shirt for only $20 (they are as rare as rocking horse poop) There are many other sales items also available. Limited stocks only. Item Quantity Sale price Navy Drill shirts 20 $20.00 Royal
Congratulations to everyone that’s contributed to this fight for what we love, our Blue Shirts, and as previously said; to the founders of the Facebook page, a brilliant job you have done…thank you. Now everyone’s had a good chance to
Published: 02 September 2014 on the 2ST web page. Blue or Yellow Shirts for RFS Volunteers? In recent times there’s has been a great deal of angst amonst RFS volunteers about the yellow shirts replacing the blue drill shirt. Barry
With the Commissioners directive to the RFSA to stop further sales, this action on his part has created anger & outrage among RFS Volunteers across NSW, which is evident in the Facebook page established to support the shirts return….the Commissioner
You may recall that a few years ago, the NSW RFS started supplying RFS Staff with yellow shirts. The yellow shirts were not received well by volunteers. Volunteers in rural areas struggle to get any type of shirt, then the