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Controversy is heating up over the D.C. Fire Department logo.

Chief Kenneth Ellerbe wants to swap the traditional “DCFD,” which appears on hats, shirts, sweatshirts and jackets, for “FEMS,” or Fire Emergency Medical Services. Ellerbe believes the new logo is more inclusive, since the department battles blazes and provides emergency care for the sick and injured, said spokesman Pete Piringer.

The change, which will likely cause serious confusion, will also cost firefighters a lot of money.

…each firefighter would have to shell out $300 to $400 to buy the necessary gear with the new insignia.

The Washington Post is currently hosting a poll to see what the public thinks. At last count, over 1400 people had taken the poll and 96% of them agree that this is a terrible idea.  [take the poll]