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Old 10-22-2004, 01:20   #1
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So what color should a firetruck be?

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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Old 10-22-2004, 08:27   #2
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FIRE TRUCKS ARE RED, TOILETS ARE WHITE.;f
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Old 10-22-2004, 08:36   #3
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LaFrance Green. (kind of a lime green)
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Old 10-22-2004, 11:20   #4
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IMHO Red. Squads too. Black on Red looks good too.
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Old 10-22-2004, 15:42   #5
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in my local, we have yellow, red & dark green. They all look good.
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Old 10-22-2004, 18:37   #6
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LaFrance Green. (kind of a lime green)






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
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Old 10-22-2004, 21:21   #7
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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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Old 10-22-2004, 21:50   #8
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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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Old 10-23-2004, 14:14   #9
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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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Old 10-23-2004, 14:27   #10
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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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Old 10-23-2004, 21:01   #11
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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).
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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.
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Old 10-23-2004, 21:10   #13
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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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Old 10-25-2004, 00:53   #14
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RED the yellow trucks aren't quite ripe yet ;f
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Old 10-27-2004, 19:01   #15
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GREEN, like the 1975 Maxims I grew up with. Those engines were AWESOME!
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Old 10-28-2004, 05:55   #16
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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.
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Old 10-28-2004, 11:25   #17
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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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Old 10-28-2004, 18:35   #18
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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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Old 10-31-2004, 06:54   #19
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Simply RED with WHITE stripe
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Old 10-31-2004, 08:35   #20
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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.
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