Fred Gralinski of the Central Coventry Fire District compares the U.S. flag flying on fire trucks, to ISIS flying their black flag.
GRALINSKI: They look like a bunch of yahoos. Like in the paper, like ISIS in Syria going to take over a city. I don’t think they need that big flag on the back of the truck. That’s not America to me. Those are a bunch of terrorists. So, I’m going to ask you to take the flag off that truck.
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Gralinski has since apologized for his comments but the firefighter union president said his former military members are still disturbed.
DAVID GORMAN: The members are very upset. I have a couple members who are armed service. One is retried from the Guard.
Gorman maintains that firefighters have been asked not to fly the flag, a spokesman said approval is needed to display the flag.
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GREG PERRY: All that has to happen is for someone that wants to put a sticker or a decal on the firetruck to go to the board and ask permission.
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