Thread: Turnout Colors?
03-16-2001, 12:13 AM #1APG1Firehouse.com Guest
Ok, what color is your turnout gear? I'm going to be volenteering on a F/D this summer, and need to pick up a set of bunker gear. Iv'e been offered a set, dirt cheap, but it's yellow with red trim. Do you have gear like this? Or is yours gold/black?
03-16-2001, 12:39 AM #2nomad1085Firehouse.com Guest
Our gear is, well, I guess it is gold with the red or yellow reflective striping. The yellow stuff that I am thinking of is Forestry Firefighting gear, but I may be thinking of something different. Also, our dept provides the gear for us. Check into that before you buy your own!
03-16-2001, 12:41 AM #3Engine 101Firehouse.com Guest
Yellow with yellow tape on it
03-16-2001, 09:03 AM #4FFShootyFirehouse.com Guest
I have a set, tan with lime/silver trim, that I'm about to offer on eBay....only used it for a few drills and the FF Combat Challenge...it's made by Lion, 7 oz Nomex Isodri...nice gear. If you or anyone else is interested email me ASAP before I list it there.
03-16-2001, 09:42 AM #5Captain-46Firehouse.com Guest
Our Dept Gear is PBI Gold with the Lime Yellow and silver triple strip trim.
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03-16-2001, 01:56 PM #6postal79Firehouse.com Guest
our dept is gold with green reflective stripes and is also provided by the department, good gear is very expensive they have you guys buying your own?
and more importantly wich no one has stated we are not in a fashion show rate your gear by the protection it gives you not how cool it looks on you.. all gear looks the same in a hot smoke filled room
03-16-2001, 02:23 PM #7FFTrainerFirehouse.com Guest
Black with lime yellow tape and lettering.
03-16-2001, 02:57 PM #8ChuckandFirehouse.com Guest
Black with yellow trim and lettering.
03-16-2001, 10:22 PM #9FyredUpFirehouse.com Guest
On the job...PBI Gold with yellow and silver twin trim.
Volly...Black with yellow and silver twin trim.
Teaching...PBI Gold with yellow trim.
03-16-2001, 10:29 PM #10AdzeFirehouse.com Guest
I'm in two FD's...
LT's and Capt's: PBI Gold with the yellow reflective trim with a strip of silver in the middle of the yellow
Regulars: PBI Black with the yellow reflective trim with a strip of silver in the middle of the yellow
PBI Gold with the yellow reflective trim with a strip of silver in the middle of the yellow.
FD #1 uses Globe gear, #2 uses Cairns
03-16-2001, 10:34 PM #11cozmosisFirehouse.com GuestI'm going to be volenteering on a F/D this summer, and need to pick up a set of bunker gear. Iv'e been offered a set, dirt cheap, but it's yellow with red trim. Do you have gear like this? Or is yours gold/black?
More importantly, why are you buying your own turn-outs? Won't the department you will be running with supply you with gear? Something needs to be changed if a FD requires its members to buy their own gear.
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03-16-2001, 10:54 PM #12Dr. LawFirehouse.com Guest
Turnouts are black as the darkest moonless night, with striping that blazes yellow as the sun at high noon.
03-17-2001, 02:21 AM #13cfr3504Firehouse.com Guest
Well I just got new turn out gear. It's Globe PBI gold, with orange/silver tri-stripe, and orange lettering. The old TOG I had was 15 year old Jansville Nomex yellow with orange reflexite. And prior to that I had Black nomex with yellow reflexite(but that was as a junior). Personally I like yellow(or gold) better than black, because it's more visible, even tho the black has refective striping. Also it shows you when you need to clean it. Black gear can hide a lot of cresote, dirt, etc. From what I've been told , over time, leaving stuff such as this on your gear can cause it to break down, especially PBI( for god sake don't leave PBI in the sun). But I guess that TOG color choice is more preference and opinion than anything else! Us poor volunteer depts down here, don't ask our members to supply their own TOG, but a few do, if they do that's fine, cause we're on a shoestring budget anyway. But 'nuff said.
03-17-2001, 03:05 AM #14FFSThomasFirehouse.com Guest
Get what the rest of your dept wears or what the nearest well respected full-time dept wears. Vol or not they should be buying it for you!
East coast likes the black or PBI (like FDNY, Chicago, Boston) Out here on the South West, we wear Nomex yellow and PBI (like LAFD, LACoFD, SDFD).
MOST OF ALL - IS THAT GEAR SAFE? Most paid depts won't reissue gear to guys because of it has been exposed to UV rays, smoke, heat and washed to hell. BE CAREFUL!
03-17-2001, 12:06 PM #15ENGINE-2-RESCUEFirehouse.com Guest
Globe 7.5oz PBI Gold with lime yellow triple trim.
03-17-2001, 09:53 PM #16Tindog18Firehouse.com Guest
Your new department should provide it. That stuff is super expensive and will run you $1200-$1400, so make your selections wisely. Make sure your components are compatable(Short coat and bibs, waist lenght and long coats etc.) And don't look for a good deal look for the best protection. Be safe in your dept.
03-17-2001, 11:29 PM #17rescuelt4Firehouse.com Guest
First, if your not real sure about what kind to buy you need talk to somebody who does.
Research some differnt types on the net.
Secondly, find out what kind of gear the
dept. your going to be joining uses. If they
have tan pbi w/lime scotchlite, you don't want to be the only w/yellow nomex and orange scotchlite, you need to keep the uniformity. Like some of the other guys were
saying, its expensive. I had to buy mine when I first joined, but that was 8 years ago and have since bought me 2 sets.
03-18-2001, 06:13 PM #18HR314Firehouse.com Guest
My department issues out Morning Pride PBI Gold PLUS tails gear tan with triple reflective trim. All the chiefs wear white Morning Pride Nomex Tails gear.
Firefighter II/ EMT-B
Heucks Retreat Fire Department
03-18-2001, 07:35 PM #19WFDTruck1Firehouse.com Guest
Black with Lime Yellow Trim with a silver strip and lime yellow lettering. Looks good all the time, I think it also looks more traditional too! And of course, it protects us very well.
03-21-2001, 07:49 AM #20Daryl CampFirehouse.com Guest
In Queensland, Australia, we have just been issued with bright yellow overtrousers and coat, with yellow and silver reflective stripes. Our last issue was yellow overtrousers and blue coat with the yellow and silver reflective stripes.
However, our department supplies all safety and turn out gear, make sure that if you have to buy your own that it meets all current standards for your department.
03-21-2001, 09:23 AM #21Bob SnyderFirehouse.com Guest
Who cares what color it is??
All that matters are:
1. Does it meet NFPA, OSHA & NIOSH standards?
2. Does it fit?
3. Can you afford it?
I've had gear in all kinds of color schemes, and the color has never made any difference in its performance.
03-22-2001, 12:03 AM #22DFDco18Firehouse.com Guest
tan w/lime lining. just don't get black w/orange. ive seen those after a few fires, and it looks like pink. ugly as hell
DFD Company 18
03-22-2001, 04:55 AM #23tlfd600Firehouse.com Guest
Personally I use PBI made by Globe that was lime/silver tri-stripe. I have found this to be a great set of gear. I personally would avoid black unless it is cold most of the year. I think PBI is the way to go, but if your department doesn't buy the gear it will cost you a fortune. If you buy used, make sure it is in real good condition.
03-22-2001, 09:53 AM #24ChiefMcDFirehouse.com Guest
Wow. Seems like most of you have never heard of MORNING PRIDE. It is the best gear manufactured. MORNING PRIDE offers the best range of motion and helps to decrease firefighter stress through design. Good luck with your purchase.
03-22-2001, 11:33 AM #25esvfdfirefighterFirehouse.com Guest
we use the pbi gold with yellow trim. bib pant with the short coats.
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