Why are Firetrucks Red?

Firetrucks have four wheels and eight men.
Four and eight make twelve.
There are twelve inches in a foot.
Rulers are a foot long.
Queen Elizabeth II is a ruler and is also the name of the largest ship that sails the seven seas.
Seas have fish and fish have fins.
The Finns fought the Russians and the Russians are red.
Firetrucks are always Russian therefore firetrucks are red.

It would sure be nice if we could staff 8FF per truck...