Uniform Allowances to Be “Uniform”? Recently New York City’s cops received a $125 annual uniform allowance, which burned up fire fighters and members of other city services who must wear uniforms. In short, there’s nothing uniform about the city’s uniform policy. Now comes the information that the fire fighters of the N. Y. F. D. Uniformed Firemen’s Association who, under their president, Howard Barry, have been urging Mayor Wagner to do right by firemen, are nearing an agreement with City Budget Director Abe Beanie on a uniform allowance for the city’s 11,000 personnel. If the latter get the same allowance as the cops, and it seems likely, it will cost the Citv about $1,300,000.