Recommended Dress Guidelines
members should remember to present a professional public safety
appearance whenever they are on duty at an event or incident.
Both the public safety and emergency management professionals
we work with, and the public we serve, expect a professional and
business-like appearance. Remember, first impressions are lasting.
is no formal uniform code for NYC-ARECS members, there are
certain guidelines which all team members are asked to abide by
for the sake of group uniformity. All members are encouraged
to dress professionally and according to the situation and weather.
All apparel worn to team meetings and events should be clean and
present a neat and professional appearance.
While in the
field, it has become increasingly important to be clearly identifiable
to authorities, as they will always want to know who belongs on
the scene and who does not. If you are not easily identified as
one of the responders, you may be asked to leave the scene. When
at an emergency response or at a Public Service Event, please
always wear your vest or your ID
members are highly encouraged to meet the following appearance
standard for all official functions:
ARECS team meeting
(jeans or khakis and a collared shirt), or business casual
team meeting where guests are expected to be in attendance -
or - while attending an outside meeting or conference
khakis, business casual, or slacks and a collared shirt. A
jacket or a suit and tie are encouraged. Ties should be of
a conservative style, no cartoon figures, etc. No jeans, T-shirts
or ball caps.
any meeting, function or class where officials from a governmental
agency are scheduled to be in attendance (or may be expected
or slacks and a jacket with a tie are required. Ties should
be of a conservative style, no cartoon figures, etc.
jeans are acceptable, slacks/ khakis are preferred. Please
wear a collared shirt, no T-shirts. In the cooler months,
business casual is also acceptable. Sneakers are acceptable,
shoe are preferred.
NYC-ARECS logo shirts in white short sleaves (spring/summer)
or navy long sleaves (fall/winter) may be worn -- or, a plain
white or navy polo shirt may be worn. (see below)
NYC-ARECS orange embroidered ball cap may be worn.
orange reflective vests with approved identification [two custom
embroidered NYC-ARECS patches]. The vest will be used during
NYC-ARECS operations only, or when the need for immediate identification
/ high-visibility is needed. This vest is mandatory when assigned
to an incident scene or disaster area where high visibility
is needed. This vest may be worn over your clothing while
at Public Service Events.