Colo. firefighters change uniforms to look less like cops

Crews have changed into more casual uniforms and some have stopped wearing their badges until further notice in light of recent threats against law enforcement


DENVER — Fire departments in the Denver area have ordered new uniforms in light of recent threats against law enforcement.

KDVR reported that the West Metro (Colo.) Fire Department is having firefighters wear their Class C uniforms for a more casual look. Their other uniforms, which include a blue shirt with a collar and badge, look closer to a police officer’s uniform.

Earlier this week, an anonymous caller to the Aurora 911 center said: “It’s time that you guys know we are no longer playing around with the police departments. Aurora and Denver, we are about to start striking fear shooting down all cops that we see by their selves. This will go for the sheriff’s department. You guys are evicting innocent people. Let us catch you by yourself and it’s shots fired.” 

Many other departments in the area have changed to Class C uniforms. In Aurora, firefighters have been told to stop wearing their badges until further notice.

Fire officials are unsure if the change will be permanent, but they do not want to take any chances.

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