I’m in NY this week (Long Island) & I’ve noticed that the fire marshals out here go about armed.
I have to wonder, how often are fire marshals getting into gun fights or other incidents where carrying a gun as part of the job is a called for?
Not that I object, but this is NY, where guns are bad, or something.
I’ll also note that I saw this while in a burger joint that was full. There were 5 armed men in there wearing blue trousers, a white shirt, and a patch on the sleeve that said Fire Marshal. Not exactly a complicated uniform to copy. No one questioned their legitimacy. No one freaked out.