Rescuers parade Uniform on the red carpet

Foto: Erlend Štaub (Postimees)

Member of the parliament Mr. Artur Talvik wore a festive uniform designed for volunteer sea rescue teams at the reception of the President of the Republic of Estonia and Mrs. Ieva Ilves on the Estonian Independence Day. Talvik is well-known Estonian film producer and screenwriter.

The designer of the new uniform is scenographer Madis Nurms. Last time that the Estonian volunteer rescuers received new designer clothing was in Soviet times - year 1956. In addition to the parade uniform a number of station uniforms have also been completed. The first is meant for the festive occasions, second is worn around the station and under the turnout gear.

The new uniform is characterized by colorful touches - sea rescue teams have blue and fire squads red details. For example, the innovative cut of the pants reveals the colored insides of pockets. At the bottom of the trousers one can also see blue or red "V" motif - an element which runs through all the new uniforms.

Special attention should be paid to the metal buttons of the parade uniform. The designs for voluntary fire squads and sea rescue teams vary in terms of text and symbols. All buttons have been coated with a thin layer of silver and oxidized to give them their cold-black look. The "V" and textual part of the button are hand-polished to give them unique sheen. All uniforms are completed by Estonian craftsmen - the various components are prepared in different parts of the country - Tallinn, Saaremaa, Pärnu and Ida-Viru County.


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