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So what color should a firetruck be?

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

  1. Ffolkes

    Ffolkes

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    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?
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  2. locnload

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    FIRE TRUCKS ARE RED, TOILETS ARE WHITE.;f
     

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    glockster96 Moderator Lifetime Member

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    LaFrance Green. :) (kind of a lime green)
     
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    IMHO Red. Squads too. Black on Red looks good too.
     
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    in my local, we have yellow, red & dark green. They all look good.
     
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    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
     
  7. GeeThirty

    GeeThirty bigbud

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    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
     
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    jlw_84 General Glocker

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    Our dept has so far followed tradition of red apparatus and white medical units, we are still sporting red bunker gear even.
     
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    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.
     
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    I like puke green or yellow.
    Yellow stands out the best.
    RED is the standard here though.
     
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    F4GIB CLM

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    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).
     
  12. DocH

    DocH Man of Sorrows

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    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.
     
  13. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

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    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.
     
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    Slinger646 King of Sling

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    RED the yellow trucks aren't quite ripe yet ;f
     
  15. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

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    GREEN, like the 1975 Maxims I grew up with. Those engines were AWESOME!
     
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    Fire trucks in my city are traditional red.

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

    CRider Crider who?

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    As stated above, if it ain't red, it just ain't ripe yet :) All ours are red with white stripes & gold leaf lettering.
     
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    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.
     
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    Simply RED with WHITE stripe
     
  20. Bogey

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    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.