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Posted: 12/22/2005 10:03:14 PM EDT
I loathe fire engines that are not red. Lime-green? yellow?

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:04:59 PM EDT
I've only ever seen the yellow ones on a flightline.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 11:07:38 PM EDT
When I worked at GLakes (pre-BRAC) their rigs were slime green. The reason was that "someday" they might get transferred to a base with a flightline, so they just spec'd that color.

I think they didn't give one sh*t and didn't want to take the time to change the specs.

Now that the base is a little more secure in it's existence they just got a nice quint that's the appropriate color.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 2:22:50 AM EDT
Here in Vegas, the Las Vegas FD has red trucks, the Clark County FD has yellow rigs.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:03:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 4:09:26 AM EDT by moparman71]
Real fire trucks are red. With black on the top.

Our newest-

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:37:01 AM EDT
Ours are all red. Different shades of red, but all red. I don't mind the black over red though. We did use to have an engine that was white. UGLY!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:05:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wombat_SCSO:
I've only ever seen the yellow ones on a flightline.



Never seen our neighbors to the north? The only red ones they have are the old Millard trucks.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:11:50 AM EDT
Fort Worth FD uses white trucks w/ a blue stripe.


I personally cant stand the yellow, lime green and purple.

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:18:38 AM EDT
White with a red stripe are how real fire trucks should look
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:02:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Shrike9:
White with a red stripe are how real fire trucks should look



Did you catch dyslexia?

You obviously meant red with a white stripe.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:34:42 AM EDT
I can't believe you guys are even talking about the color! Hell, I'd be happy with a engine that holds more than 500 gallons and is newer than 1976!!! I'd take any of the trucks pictured so far in Pink, purple, lime green or any combination thereof!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:44:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Twobravo:
I can't believe you guys are even talking about the color! Hell, I'd be happy with a engine that holds more than 500 gallons and is newer than 1976!!! I'd take any of the trucks pictured so far in Pink, purple, lime green or any combination thereof!



What can I say, we run out of 2 main stations (have 3 or 4 other "stations") and in our 2 stations we have a 2005 ALF engine with 1,000 gal tank & my engine is a 99/00 Freightliner/Darley 1,000 CAFS engine

Course we cover 19 square miles less than in the entire state of Rhode Island & only average around 450 calls a year while covering parts of 2 major interstates.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:47:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Did you catch dyslexia?

You obviously meant red with a white stripe.






Don't have a on line photo hosting service, or I'd show ya what a real fire truck looks like
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:24:03 AM EDT
Just be glad your engines match! Out of 10 stations in my department I think we have every color made. White, lime green, half a dozen shades of red and in my station we have the nicest engine in the depart, that was spec'd by us but unfortunatly it's blue!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:37:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Originally Posted By Wombat_SCSO:
I've only ever seen the yellow ones on a flightline.



Never seen our neighbors to the north? The only red ones they have are the old Millard trucks.



I guess I've never noticed, or it never registered with as rarely as I've ever seen any up there. The only time I would've been on a call with one, it would've been Millard.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:32:01 PM EDT
Our's are white with a blue stripe. They've always been that way for as long as I can remember. Easier to tell them for the other towns at night at a multi-response incident.

Regards,
Gary
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:32:52 PM EDT

SmilingBandit,

We are almost back to all red! There are still a few yellow ones left but hopefully not much longer.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:53:02 PM EDT
The one in my town(North Palos Fire Protection District, Palos Hills IL) are red with black painted on the top and on the tops of the sides and with gold lettering. The Ambulances are red and black.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:25:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 4:26:31 PM EDT by PVFD304]

<--------- another vote for RED
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:52:38 PM EDT
Firetrucks are supposed to be red. Whomever decided to puke on one of them and call it an appropriate color had issues.


Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:25:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By highdraglowspeed:
Firetrucks are supposed to be red. Whomever decided to puke on one of them and call it an appropriate color had issues.





agreed. it seems like every few years some know-it-all drags up the issue of increased visibility via stupid colors.....again. If you cannot notice a big truck driving down the road, painted red, sirens blaring, red lights flashing, you have got a problem greater than the color green will cure.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:46:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 5:49:10 PM EDT by NCFFEMTERT]
Be nice if there was only one red used, but since there isnt, I'll vote for Chapel Hill NC baby blue & white.

Red & black, Carolina Trucking Company. Beal family tradition?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:24:02 AM EDT
Purple ?? Have never seen a purple if anyone could post a pic it would be appreciated. I personally like Red , the more diamond palte and chome also the better
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 11:04:53 AM EDT
Plenty of lime green ones around here. Better visibility at night is the theory, i think.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 11:09:06 AM EDT
If my stuff is on fire I don't give two shits what color the firetruck is as long as it has some hoses on it.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:41:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PBIR:
If my stuff is on fire I don't give two shits what color the firetruck is as long as it has some hoses on it.



What about water? Do you want any of that on there too?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:03:45 PM EDT
Couldn't hurt but there's a hydrant right downt the street.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:24:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Plenty of lime green ones around here. Better visibility at night is the theory, i think.



A big city FD out east (Philly? P'Burg?) fell for that line too. Then they discovered that at night, in a snowstorm, the yellow hue of the sodium vapor lights turns the rigs white... nice results in a blizzard.

They next engines were Imron Red
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:58:49 AM EDT

We all know that real fire trucks have ladders, with a tillerman's compartment on the back.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:24:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NCTuskie:
We all know that real fire trucks have ladders, with a tillerman's compartment on the back.




+1,000 used to love seeing those when I was kid, would love to get a chance to sit up that high and drive one.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:30:58 AM EDT
wood ladders?
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 12:37:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 12:38:39 PM EDT by madmedic]
Our engines, trucks, and ambulances are all red, with white, (and in some cases black) trim.
Except for a few of the older ambulances, which are white. (they are all reserve trucks now, though)

Here are pics of most of them:
www.slcfd.com/apparatus.htm
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 1:53:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NCTuskie:
We all know that real fire trucks have ladders, with a tillerman's compartment on the back.



Go go gadget tiller!

One of the A/C's on a FD south of us was at the same FD I started at (when I was but a pup) and he was a T'man. They finally had to get rid of it when the FF's kept nailing cars on base (according to rumor control...)
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:26:44 PM EDT
Our department just bought a tiller. The best thing on 8 wheels and 2 axles.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 10:06:23 PM EDT
Ours are all yellow

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:09:31 PM EDT
I have seen most of the colors put up here but Mt Horeb WI has all black equipment with I believe some gold trim. It is the towns pride and joy thing they are really into it looking for the pic I took of them when in the town one day

BTH out
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:15:50 PM EDT
Fire trucks should be all red

Police cars should be black and white.

Period.

Why do people mess with no-brainers like this?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:28:25 PM EDT
I work for 2 different departments. Ours are both RED with the exception of our ambulances, which our WHITE! As god intended it to be! When I see yellow trucks I always wonder if the company was just using up some old school bus paint??h.gif
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:34:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rogueI:
I have seen most of the colors put up here but Mt Horeb WI has all black equipment with I believe some gold trim. It is the towns pride and joy thing they are really into it looking for the pic I took of them when in the town one day

BTH out



www.trollway.com/productlist.asp?cat=64 ?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 1:51:26 PM EDT
This thread is worthless without pics! So...



























Link Posted: 12/31/2005 3:34:11 PM EDT
Now those are real fire trucks

We have a 2005 ALF built in ALF's Casper WY plant & she's a screaming truck!!!!!!

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:57:01 PM EDT
Ours are all white with red trim. I'm torn between ours and alls red trucks.

www.chandlerfire.org

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:08:10 PM EDT
Purple isn't half as bad as I thought it would . The black one's are nice , I don't know if I'd want to be driving one at night though.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:48:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 10:56:56 PM EDT by Kisara]


Chief drives the new Skoda in front.


Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:53:56 PM EDT
Our entire fleet was lime green at one time but has been changed(except for a couple of spares) to traditional red either through new purchases or refurbs by succeeding chiefs.

They look more like fire trucks now than DPW trucks.

Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:56:51 PM EDT

That's the next town over from me!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:14:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 3:16:41 PM EDT by Tanker06]
Here's one for the WTF?! File:



ISTR that the premise was that the town has a benefactor whose only stipulation is that their color
has to be purple. Comply with that, and he buys them a new truck every few years. Or that's the story
that I was told.

This is in Westmoreland County, PA ISTR...

ETA: One of their funkier old back-up pieces. A LaFrance, I believe, of which very few were built with that
cab design.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:16:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tanker06:
Here's one for the WTF?! File:

img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/Tanker06/GrapevilleFD.jpg

ISTR that the premise was that the town has a benefactor whose only stipulation is that their color
has to be purple. Comply with that, and he buys them a new truck every few years. Or that's the story
that I was told.

This is in Westmoreland County, PA ISTR...


Fits the town of Grapeville real well LOL
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:26:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 3:27:59 PM EDT by WildlandFirefighter]

Originally Posted By sigarkar:
I loathe fire engines that are not red. Lime-green? yellow?





Me too...Especially when I have problems like this.....

By the way, It is around 4 in the morn and I havent slept in around 42hrs....

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 8:46:46 PM EDT
Man I hope you have jack stands under there!

Red it should be. The yellow idea was from a single research program that found yellow/puke green was more visable at night. They didn't factor in THE FLASHIN LIGHTS! Frikkin idiots. Red is to be seen and stand out and it does it very well. All of my departments are red except a few loaners that we can't change. Hell, even my personal type 5 wildlands engine is , get this, FIRE ENGINE RED.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 8:57:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AKwildcard:
Man I hope you have jack stands under there!

Red it should be. The yellow idea was from a single research program that found yellow/puke green was more visable at night. They didn't factor in THE FLASHIN LIGHTS! Frikkin idiots. Red is to be seen and stand out and it does it very well. All of my departments are red except a few loaners that we can't change. Hell, even my personal type 5 wildlands engine is , get this, FIRE ENGINE RED.



No jack stands, don't have the room. But there is a big rock under the rear axle. Don't have to worry much as I am on a Helitack crew and just bump over once a year or so to keep my Engine Boss quals.
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