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#64952 - 05/03/06 06:43 PM Re: It's a phase
Alan_Romania Offline
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The problem with the electronic sirens is that Americans tend to ignore them... they don't ignore our grinder.

Even a black helmet shows it's users time on the job... especially with the leather fronts and reflectors <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Then they take your broken down, burnt up "Firefighter" front and give you a shinny new "Engineer" front <img src="/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

Wish all of our buildings were built well... with concrete rebarred ceilings! Ah, but we get to deal with lightweight construction! Most of the debris we deal with is from overhaul and pulling ceilings...
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#64953 - 05/03/06 06:49 PM Re: It's a phase
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Loc: Frederick, Maryland
"Green and White sounds like a park ranger's truck" <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

Not even close - take a look <img src="/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />:
IHC Apparatus

Take at look at ATRS1 - My pride and joy <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />- itis an old gas truck <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />.

Slime lime is highly visible from air; the helicopter crews all have remarked how easy it is to find us, even under a dense canopy <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />. Our rescue jackets are slime lime and reflective black.

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#64954 - 05/03/06 06:55 PM Re: It's a phase
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Well those do look better than Slime Green... but case in point that looks like a park ranger truck to me <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Nice ATR rig, I am glad to see that the Tradition of buidling up great rigs from others "hand me downs" lives on. We are building up a new Brush rig as we speak.
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#64955 - 05/03/06 06:55 PM Re: It's a phase
X-ray Dave Offline
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We have a lot of Red, with some "lime" green and some white
also. CDF is switching from Red to White for all their vehicles.

Dave

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#64956 - 05/03/06 07:10 PM Re: It's a phase
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Registered: 12/18/02
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Loc: France
.. any chance to see a close-up pix of your helmet ??
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#64957 - 05/03/06 07:16 PM Re: It's a phase
frenchy Offline
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Loc: France
Disclaimers :
- I don't know sh... about firefighting <img src="/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
- I don't want to start a war on the forum <img src="/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

BUT .....

I have to agree with Romania : fire trucks should be RED; Every little boy has dreamed to become a FF, if only because of the RED fire trucks
<img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

OTOH, slime lime is also higly visible at night...
BUT that still doesn't make it a color for fire engines ! <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


those are fire engines !! ;

the current helmet of Paris' "sapeurs pompiers" (the one in the middle) ; BTW, in Paris, FF are military men.

F1 helmet (another pix)
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#64958 - 05/03/06 07:24 PM Re: It's a phase
Alan_Romania Offline
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maybe... let me see what I can find:

Okay, here is the first Carins 1010 I was issued... stupid heavy face shield and all (yes, we are actually working a dog pulled from a fire)

Here is my second carins 1010. They took my broken one away from me <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />



And as it currently looks (well, I actually have an Engineers front on it now...) You can't really see it, but it has some cool American Flag sticker around the top.


If I promote I'll end up with a Red one <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />


Edited by romania (05/03/06 07:36 PM)
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#64959 - 05/03/06 07:24 PM Re: It's a phase
X-ray Dave Offline
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A few years ago a local city gave one of their old Engines to their sister city in mexico. They said Thanks, now lets paint red, like a Fire Engine should be.

Dave

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#64960 - 05/03/06 07:30 PM Re: It's a phase
paramedicpete Offline
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Registered: 04/09/02
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Loc: Frederick, Maryland
A war never <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

We let the younger Fire Department use red, when you have 180+ years of tradition, it not going to change <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />.

Pete

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#64961 - 05/03/06 07:38 PM Re: It's a phase
Alan_Romania Offline
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Pete,

That is a tradition I can understand!

But, these departments that say... hey Yellow looks good lets change <img src="/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> i don't understand.

SO, trivia question for all you fire buffs out there... why were fire engines originally painted red?

Maybe this should get moved to the Campfire
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