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    Nice recusitation...
    8 years...
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    Haha I knew something was coming.
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    Well, I'm no longer an explorer like I was way back when this thread was started and my department actually has no more explorers, but back in the old ages...

    Chiefs - White Traditional
    Line Officers - Yellow Traditional
    Firefighters - Red Traditional
    Probies - Red Tupperware
    Explorers - Orange Tupperware
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    Chiefs- White 1044l
    Officers- Yellow 1044
    Firefighters- Black 1044
    Explorers- Black Ben2Plus

    (the difference in the explorer and firefighter helmets is different style shields and different color tetrahedrons (we have silver))
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    our juniors used to have yellow helmets but we just got brand new morning pride modern orange helmets! (my old one was a piece of ****)

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    We are not mandated to wear any type of helmet but we have a couple Morning Pride Ben 2's and 2 or 3 leather New Yorkers. They are all black.

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    orange cairns 1010's...love em...way better than the ones in our previous years....
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    I wear a Sam Houston that i bought and my lietenants wear 1044's and 1010's regular xplorers wear whatever they can find on ebay or metros . all are black with reflective stickers

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    Are explorer post is currently wearing yellow tactical Tupperware. We are suppose to get yellow Morning Pride Ben 2 plus but in keeps changing, I think now were are getting yellow cairns 880 Chicago's. I prefer if we get the yellow Morning Pride Ben 2 plus, just my opinion. Any thing would be better than tactical Tupperware.

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    This is how our department runs it, and I'll contribute even though I'm a Senior FF. I find our way interesting and money saving, and a good way to teach responsibility in the Junior Department.

    Chief, First Assistant Chief, Second Assistant Chief - White Cairns 1010
    Captain, Lieutenant - Yellow Cairns 1010
    Safety Officer - Orange Cairns 1010
    Past Chief - Red Cairns 1010, or Pre-NFPA Red Cairns 880
    Firefighters - Black Cairns 1010, or we can buy what we want to wear, as long as it's black or Natural/Tan Leather.
    Juniors - Black Pre-NFPA Cairns 880 with Red Tets, or they can choose to do fund raising to buy their Black Cairns 1010 that they will wear and keep when they become a Senior FF, they just have a blue helmet front for Juniors. I did try to buy the juniors some Cairns 660's off EBay for a few bucks here and there so they at least had something with an impact cap until they could fund raise more to buy some Cairns 1010's, but I ended up selling what I bought and giving up.

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    Exploreres and FFs wear yellow down here. Explorers have "EXPLORER" on the sides/back.

    Officers wear orange.

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    Montgomery:

    Juniors:red
    FF: yellow
    officers: white
    EMS only: blue

    PG:

    observer: orange
    Juniors/FF's in training: red
    FF: Yellow or black...Career wears yellow, volunteer is a mix of yellow and black helmets(no difference, just a color preference).
    Officers: white
    EMS only: blue

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    Oh ya. I forgot that in our safety officer's vehicle there is an Orange 1044 for whoever is the safety officer at that particular incident to wear. (almost half of our dept is certified as safety officers or will be certified as safety officers within two weeks)
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    Around here, the juniors in the various departments are all very easily recognizible. All of our full blown members have 1010's, while the juniors have salad bowls. Ours wear a blue one, and some of the other depts wear yellow. This allows an easy identification of these members, instantly telling the OIC that they are junior members. There's no mistaking a junior on the incident grounds. As for the rest of the members:

    Chiefs-White 1010
    Captain-Yellow 1010
    Saftey Captains-Green 1010
    Lieutenants-Red 1010
    Firefighter-Black 1010
    Probie-Black 1010 w/ orange "Probationary" Shield
    Juniors-Blue 660 Metro Salad Bowl

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    Chiefs-White
    Captains- Black
    Lieutenants- Black
    Line Officers- Orange
    Saftey -Green
    Firefighters- Yellow
    Fire Marshell-Red
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave29 View Post
    Chiefs-White
    Captains- Black
    Lieutenants- Black
    Line Officers- Orange
    Saftey -Green
    Firefighters- Yellow
    Fire Marshell-Red
    Whats the difference between lts/capts and line officers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer View Post
    Whats the difference between lts/capts and line officers?
    He probably doesn't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEPBACK200FEET View Post
    He probably doesn't know.
    LOL Yea they called Formans, I was about to answer earlyer but had a call LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer View Post
    Whats the difference between lts/capts and line officers?
    Sir,
    Allow me to help you out.

    line officer
    n.
    A commissioned officer in the armed forces who is assigned to the line for duty.
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/line+officer

    Line Officer
    noun
    Mil. a commissioned officer in charge of combat troops
    ☆ U.S. Navy a commissioned officer eligible to command a ship at sea
    http://www.yourdictionary.com/line-officer

    line officer



    Main Entry: line officer
    Function: noun
    Date: 1850
    : a commissioned officer assigned to the line of the army or navy — compare staff officer
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/line+officer

    And a link to Wikipedia that may help...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_officer



    cap·tain (kptn)
    n.
    1. Abbr. Capt. One who commands, leads, or guides others, especially:
    a. The officer in command of a ship, an aircraft, or a spacecraft.
    b. A precinct commander in a police or fire department, usually ranking above a lieutenant and below a chief.
    c. The designated leader of a team or crew in sports.
    2.
    a. Abbr. CPT or Capt or CAPT or Capt. A commissioned rank in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above first lieutenant and below major.
    b. Abbr. CAPT or Capt. A commissioned rank in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard that is above commander and below commodore.
    c. One who holds the rank of captain.
    3. A figure in the forefront; a leader: a captain of industry.
    4. One who supervises or directs the work of others, especially:
    a. A district official for a political party.
    b. A restaurant employee who is in charge of the waiters and usually attends to table seating.
    c. A bell captain.
    tr.v. cap·tained, cap·tain·ing, cap·tains
    To act as captain of; command or direct: captained the football team.
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/captain

    Main Entry: 1cap·tain
    Pronunciation: \ˈkap-tən also ˈkap-əm\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English capitane, from Anglo-French capitain, from Late Latin capitaneus, adjective & noun, chief, from Latin capit-, caput head — more at head
    Date: 14th century
    1 a (1): a military leader : the commander of a unit or a body of troops (2): a subordinate officer commanding under a sovereign or general (3): a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps ranking above a first lieutenant and below a major b (1): a naval officer who is master or commander of a ship (2): a commissioned officer in the navy ranking above a commander and below a commodore and in the coast guard ranking above a commander and below a rear admiral c: a senior pilot who commands the crew of an airplane d: an officer in a police department or fire department in charge of a unit (as a precinct or company) and usually ranking above a lieutenant and below a chief
    2: one who leads or supervises: as a: a leader of a sports team or side b: headwaiter c: a person in charge of hotel bellhops —called also bell captain
    3: a person of importance or influence in a field
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/captain

    Main Entry: lieu·ten·ant
    Pronunciation: \-ˈte-nənt\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French lieu tenant, from liu + tenant holding, from tenir to hold, from Latin tenēre — more at thin
    Date: 14th century
    1 a: an official empowered to act for a higher official b: an aide or representative of another in the performance of duty : assistant
    2 a (1): first lieutenant (2): second lieutenant b: a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard ranking above a lieutenant junior grade and below a lieutenant commander c: a fire or police department officer ranking below a captain
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lieutenant


    I have to keep myself occupied and semi-entertained. Some one broke into my car downtown today and stole 4 cds out of my car that I don't even listen to anymore... They opened up everything (glovebox, bookbags) and overlooked the face thingy for my radio when it fell out of the glovebox and left it... Thought that would have taken it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFxplr326 View Post

    I have to keep myself occupied and semi-entertained. Some one broke into my car downtown today and stole 4 cds out of my car that I don't even listen to anymore... They opened up everything (glovebox, bookbags) and overlooked the face thingy for my radio when it fell out of the glovebox and left it... Thought that would have taken it...
    Was your gear in there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer View Post
    Was your gear in there?
    In the trunk...
    They never opened it, though. I was jammed and when it's jammed you have go push down hard on top of the lock then pull the release thingy to open it... It jams almost everytime it closes - Something's wrong with the lock, but it's kind of a good thing in a way.
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    as an explorer i believe you should appreciate whatever hand down you get, when the time comes and you get hired you'll get a new york style helmet, paid for by the city

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    Our department through much deliberation and changes in SOG have finally decided on the following. And you guys whose cadets wear orange the Jr's will be kissing you by morning.

    Noncertified firefighters wear YELLOW

    Certified firefighters wear BLACK

    LT and Capt wear RED

    Chief wears WHITE

    Cadets wear GREEN. the helmets are not bought in green but are Cairns and Bro 660's painted the most God Awful shade of green that comes in NFPA compliant paints.


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    Chiefs - White

    Captains - Red

    Lieutenants - Red

    Firefighters & FAOs - Black

    Probationary Firefighters - Yellow - Different style helmet

    Explorers - Black - Different style helmet

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    The cadets in my post wear yellow turtle shells. The firefighters were black 1010's with the company shield, ems wears black 1010's with a blue EMS shield, officers wear white leathers. I am the cadet that has the most time in, and i wear a black 1010 with a red cadet shield.
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