NEW YORK — An old navy uniform that is now a firefighter’s uniform changed the way firefighters were treated by fire departments and helped save lives in the U.S. military, a study finds.
The new firefighters uniform is made from the same material that is used to make uniforms for firefighters.
The study, published in the Journal of Fire Fighters International, is the first to explore how a firefighter uniforms changed the lives of firefighting personnel.
Firefighters wore the uniform during their military service in the late 1940s, as they worked for fire departments in a variety of situations.
After the war, firefighters in the United States began to wear uniforms, and firefighters and their families were allowed to wear them, the study found.
“The new uniforms are a great example of the value of diversity and the importance of the firefighter,” said lead author David Schmiedel, a firefighter in the American Fire Fighters Association.
A firefighter wearing the new uniforms is seen at a firehouse in the city of New York City, February 10, 2016.
The study also looked at firefighter uniforms made for civilian use, such as the old navy uniforms that were worn by firefighters in New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. At the time, firefighters wore uniforms made from fabric that was similar to the fabric that they would wear when working on firehouses.
But the new firefighters uniforms are made from a material that has been altered to be more resistant to moisture, allowing them to withstand higher temperatures.
While the new uniform was not designed to be worn by civilians, the researchers say it is a significant improvement over the old ones.
“It’s an example of how you can take an old uniform and make a new uniform with new features,” said Schmenedel.
The researchers say the uniform is now widely used by firefighters and has saved more lives than any other type of uniform.
It was used to rescue people trapped in an elevator in New Orleans, in a fire at a chemical plant in Texas, and in a bombing at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New Jersey.
Firefighters also used the uniform in a rescue at a building in the Philippines that was bombed in 2016.