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Webster's dictionary defines "Salty" as: "Tasting of salt, impregnated with salt." In the 1400s, this term was applied to Captains and men at sea who had spent many years on the open ocean. The faces, skin, and hair of these veteran seafarers were said to have a "salty look," further defining the amount of time they had spent on the sea. The Fire Service adopted this term to apply to its most seasoned firefighters. Replacing the open seas with "the fire floor," the term "salty" is something that is earned. It begins with your first crawl down a dark, smoky, hot hallway.....
Gettin' Salty Apparel was created to key on the fact we all love to do our job. We all want to be “busy”. In our business if you’re “salty” and you “go to work”, you get the respect from your co-workers around you. We spend countless hours training and drilling all for the chance to make a difference and to get better every day. Basically, The more you do it ….the Saltier you get.
Gettin Salty & Co. was started by two FDNY members who have loved and served on the job for over 25 years each. We hope to bring a little piece of our world in the FDNY to you and share all of our sayings and beliefs to you in our apparel. We believe in old school honor and tradition. About the generations of firefighters who came before us, and gave everything they had to build values and a way of life in this great calling. It is our privilege and goal to maintain that legacy. Above all, to keep the BROTHERHOOD alive.
Hope to see you on the fire floor….Stay Low and Go....
Lou and Kev