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Uniform seal change causes flap in DC

Union claims the decision was made without its consideration and will cost members out-of-pocket expenses

By Tom Howell Jr.
The Washington Times

WASHINGTON — The District's new fire chief has ordered members to use a patch with a pre-2007 department seal on their uniforms, reversing the phase-in of a Maltese eagle logo ordered under the city's former fire chief.

Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe picked the older patch as the sole symbol of the department in a general order issued last week. The patch, which features symbols for the fire service and emergency medical services, was in use before Chief Dennis L. Rubin's phase-in of the Maltese patch and is still on the order books for the department, D.C. fire spokesman Pete Piringer said.

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