My profile looks like the State of New Jersey.
Regarding the Watkins thing, which, inexplicably, has become a thing: Vinny Vella of the Daily News writes:
“For someone who doesn’t know our policy, it could appear that he was impersonating a firefighter,”Executive Fire Chief Peter Crespo said. “But we have had ride-alongs in the past with media personalities and celebrities.
“This isn’t abnormal.”
Crespo stressed that the investigation into the photos is ongoing – the fire in question took place during previous Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers’ tenure – but that these “ride-alongs” are routine for interns, students, reporters and anyone else willing to sign a waiver.
Such tours have strict rules, though: Participants must suit up in full gear as a safety measure, and aren’t allowed to actually participate in putting out the fire.
Which may explain why Watkins was photographed in full uniform.
Not sure it explains the saw and air pack, but whatevs. The last thing I want to come out of goofy Danny Watkins pictures is trouble for the rank and file men and women of the Fire Department.