A simple red and white helmet sticker worn by Albuquerque firefighters is causing controversy. The sticker is a simple maltese cross with the letters FMB in the middle. If you check the list of common fire service acronyms you won’t find it. Albuquerque firefighters are claiming it means “Forever My Brothers”. Sounds good to me, case closed.
Oh wait…the controversy… Albuquerque’s Mayor is Richard Berry. Some people apparently think that this “FMB” has a derogatory connotation. I think what they are getting at is that it means “F&^$ Mayor B….y”…but I could be wrong. I just don’t see it, that is one heck of an imagination!
Maybe it is because Albuquerque firefighters were promised a pay raise but instead got a pay cut…oh…ouch…
Even if those who think that it has a derogatory connotation were right…would you blame them?