close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

So what color should a firetruck be?

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by Ffolkes, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Ffolkes

    Ffolkes

    623
    8
    Oct 29, 2002
    Canada
    Where I grew up they were red, all the toy trucks I had as a kid were red, however in the city where I am now they are yellow! I've seen white ones on the news in other cities, what color are they were you are? Are they colored for tradition of visibility?
    __
    ffolkes.
     

  2. glockster96

    glockster96 Moderator Lifetime Member

    316
    0
    Oct 3, 2001
    Kansas
  3. Alpha752

    Alpha752

    153
    0
    Aug 16, 2002
    Cleveland, Ohio
    IMHO Red. Squads too. Black on Red looks good too.
     
  4. clubsoda22

    clubsoda22

    170
    0
    Jul 28, 2004
    SE PA
    in my local, we have yellow, red & dark green. They all look good.
     
  5. emrgnc

    emrgnc

    61
    0
    Jun 15, 2004
    Houston






    We have a neighboring dept. that has THOSE color trucks....Looks like a ;E took a ;C on them.... ;T Some one must have been ^1 when they ordered them....;f

    There not that bad, but they are the butt of most of the jokes around theses parts.;f
     
  6. GeeThirty

    GeeThirty bigbud

    13
    0
    Sep 22, 2003
    PA
    We finally phased out our last red truck about two years ago, and are now running all yellow apparatus (although our new Chief/Duty Officer's Expedition is white - go figure!). ^8 Anyway, we did it for "visibility", but I swear sometimes that the trucks could be painted "day-glo neon orange", and people still wouldn't see us! ;Q
     
  7. jlw_84

    jlw_84 General Glocker

    450
    1
    Nov 8, 2002
    Midwest
    Our dept has so far followed tradition of red apparatus and white medical units, we are still sporting red bunker gear even.
     
  8. Glkster19

    Glkster19

    519
    0
    May 12, 2001
    Lansing, MI
    Firetrucks are red with reflective white striping and gold lettering. Ambulances are white with red striping with gray accents on the red striping/lettering.

    Have 1 dept near ours that runs the lime green trucks.
     
  9. kels

    kels

    111
    0
    Jul 26, 2002
    Kansas
    I like puke green or yellow.
    Yellow stands out the best.
    RED is the standard here though.
     
  10. F4GIB

    F4GIB CLM

    133
    0
    Jan 30, 2001
    Midwest
    Lime Green is the most visible. And therefore my favorite.
    Yellow is a compromise. I rode on yellow firetrucks for years.
    Red is traditional but it looks black at night. Red trucks are invisible without lights, reflective striping, etc.
    I once saw a real firetruck in black (somewhere in central Iowa).
     
  11. DocH

    DocH Man of Sorrows

    314
    0
    Mar 24, 2004
    DisGraceland
    They were all red when I was growing up,now they're yellow.
    Wish they'd go back to the retro red. I did see one of our newer conventional cab engines today tho,and it sure looks better than the cab-overs. In red it would really be nice.
     
  12. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

    Red with white refletive stripes are my favorite. My neighboring Department to the North has white with blue reflective stripes. They look pretty good to.
     
  13. Slinger646

    Slinger646 King of Sling

    476
    0
    Sep 5, 2004
    In the Mountains of VA
    RED the yellow trucks aren't quite ripe yet ;f
     
  14. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

    GREEN, like the 1975 Maxims I grew up with. Those engines were AWESOME!
     
  15. CAcop

    CAcop

    19,947
    2,551
    Jul 21, 2002
    California
    Fire trucks in my city are traditional red.

    Someday when the budget is there again we will have traditional B&W's.
     
  16. CRider

    CRider Crider who?

    128
    0
    Mar 29, 2001
    in PA, with BlueJeans
    As stated above, if it ain't red, it just ain't ripe yet :) All ours are red with white stripes & gold leaf lettering.
     
  17. HKMark23

    HKMark23 Millennium Member

    1,573
    0
    Dec 17, 1999
    Chez Bippy
    My first department had the lime green and everybody hated it! Then later came all red, and then red with a white reflective accent stripe down the side which I think looked the best.
     
  18. Bogey

    Bogey The Mouth® CLM

    10,386
    2
    Sep 11, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    In Chapel Hill NC they have some units painted "Carolina Blue". Makes me think the department might be a little "gay".

    Ugliest fire trucks I have ever seen.