[News Script: Fire uniforms] Part: 1 of 2
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FIRE UNIFORMS -
It took almost a quarter-of-a-century, but the boys
at Central Fire Hall in Fort Worth are getting new,
better looking unforms. After November-first, the
smoke eaters in Fort Worth will turn in the familiar
tan# khakis for navy blue trousers, gray shirts,
shoulder patches and black neckties. At the moment,
L. B. Hodge is the only man with a uniform that can be
The other men have been fitted, though, and
will get theirs in plenty of time for the November-dGM
first debut. Hodge has to put up with a.few pungent
wisecracks, but the fact is they're only jealous.
Fort Worth fire chief Owens says the men got into
khakis back during World War Two when fancier uniforms
were impossible to get. They might have gotten back
to dress blues sooner, but Khakis just never wear out.
Here’s what’s next.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Fire uniforms], item, September 26, 1967; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc989732/m1/1/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.