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    Exactly the same SOP for Cadets as for Firefighters:

    Cadet Chief: White
    Cadet Captains: Red
    Cadet Lieutenants: Yellow
    Cadet "Firefighters": Black

    The shield is exactly the same, except the company number, in the middle is Yellow on the Cadet's shield (as opposed to white in the firefighter's shield). And at the bottom of the shield it says "Cadet" not "Firefighter". If the Cadet has a rank there is a line above it and that has Cadet on it, and below that has the Rank.

    Same SOP applies for Cadets as for Firefighters in regards for the type of helmet. Must be NFPA approved, and be a traditional style. Other than that, it doesnt matter, leather, plastic, Cairns, Bullard, no matter.

    The cadets love that system, and I don't blame them. The firefighter's don't mind it, because when they are on calls (lets NOT get into this, please) the yellow "17" is very easy to see and distinguish from a firefighter.

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    LEATHER FOREVER! But cairns 1010's for explorers that wish to buy them starwars for the rest

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    chiefs - white traditional

    officers - red traditional

    firefighters - yellow morning pride modern

    juniors - orange (nfpa compliant) morning pride modern

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    Quote Originally Posted by LKQVFD512 View Post
    chiefs - white traditional

    officers - red traditional

    firefighters - yellow morning pride modern

    juniors - orange (nfpa compliant) morning pride modern
    Same for our dept.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    We wear what is NFPA approved. We wear black helmets but we have to have blue reflectors on them which they still look cool. In our Dept. these are the helmet colors are:
    Firefighters/Engineers/Explorers-Black
    Lt-Yellow
    Capt.-Red
    Training Capt.-White
    All cheifs including Battalion Chiefs-White

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    Chief - White (Seems like a trend :P)

    Captain/Lieutenant - Red

    Firefighter - Black

    Emergency Medical Technician - Blue (We only have one, and he's not a FF so he can't have black.)

    Explorers - Yellow -- Not my favorite, but when we're in them it looks pretty good.

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    Default Helmet colors

    Chiefs-White
    Captains/Lieut.- Red
    Fire Fighters- Yellow
    EMS D.O/Lieut-Orange
    Fire Poilce- Orange(hard hat)
    Explorers-Blue

    Explorers are split up into two different trim colors. New members have orange and active members have lime greem

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    Chief/Battalion Chief-White
    Captain/PIO-Orange
    firefighter/engineer-yellow
    Explorer-Black

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    In my dept. the chief officers wear white, capts & lieut. wear red, firefighters yellow cairns 1010's & 1044's, and the jr's wear black bullard firedomes.

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    we wear the same as our figherfighters exept they are black with a black shield with wite and red writing

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    Default jr. helmets

    for our dept we have 4 different colored helmets.
    Chiefs and line officers - white
    Senior Firefighters - Black
    Jr. Firefighters - Red
    Safety Officers - Blue

    as juniors we have red bullard helmets. i dont care what kind of helmet i got, as long as it protects my head.

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    Chiefs - White
    Lt's and Captains - Red
    Firefighters - Yellow
    EMS - Orange
    Explorers - Black

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    Red face

    in our dept chiefs, assistant cheifs wear white, captains and officers wear red, ff's wear yellow and cadets/rookies wear black

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    We wear orange helmets,
    im not sure the type,
    only been in the FF service for a year, as a junior.
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    Smile Explorer helmets

    In my fire dept. in Tn. all explorers rank or no rank have yellow helmets.Chiefs-white,FF's-red,capt.-blue.

    Stay safe guys...

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    Our department wear the classic leather helmets for all members be they explorer or fire fighter. Our helmets are red but FF's wear black and the chiefs were white. Our front plackers are different from FF's and from officers and chauffeurs. Our plackers say explorers and are black and white and officers have the name of there rank. But chauffeurs have yellow plackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFPDcadet View Post
    Our department is regulated by colors.... Like most departments.... Unfortunately the cadets here dont get a good color.... We get ORANGE....it doesnt even look like a helmet.... they are these ugly hand me down smoothies and I cant stand them.... Id buy a new helmet but id have to order it in ORANGE!!!! AGGGHHH.......i hate that color.
    Oh well.....two more years then i can change colors......

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    Im a pumpkin head as well i feel ya brother,but i get to change in a year lol....cant wait for the black helmets with the eagles those are the good ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFPDcadet View Post
    Thanks for the sympathy..... I really need it around here because some of these guys really test me........ And the orange helmets are horrible....... Oh well atleast I can make it look good with decals and stuff. Catch everyone later.....

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    They let you use decals?wouldn't they melt during a fire?my LT. would kill me if i stuck anything on my helmet.

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    In our Dept. (LACoFD) all of the certified explorers are issued black California style Phenix 1500's with EXP written in block on the side of the helmet.

    They are pretty lightweight, not at all top-heavy, but are definitely lacking when it comes to protection because they have no brim or neck shroud. It doesn't really matter though, because those of us who are certified can only lay house and, on a really good day, fight fire from outside the building. Don't know about wildlands ops though.

    I say 'certified' for a reason, the rest of our explorers (who can't go on ride along's) wear either a 1500 which is broken in some way (usually missing or damaged suspension liner) or wear construction helmets.

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    In my department Chiefs wear white, officers red, FAO's and EMTs/FF's where black. All of those are the traditional looking helmets. As for the explorers..we have yellow turtle shells. Old ones that were bought from this volunteer district that went belly up and my department absorbed their area.

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