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    Default Helmet color vs rank

    What is the color of your helmets for your firefighters, lieutenants, captains and up the chain of command for your department?

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    FF's- yellow

    Sgt's, Lt's & Capt's- Red

    B/C and above- White

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    Firefighter: black with black shield.

    Lieutenants and Captains: black with a white shield.

    Deputy Cief and Chief: white with gold shield.
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    Firefighter: Yellow helmet - shield black for probationary, green for Level 4, yellow for Levels 3 and 2, and red for Level 1.

    Lieutenant: Red helmet with yellow shield.

    Captain: Red helmet with red shield.

    Deputy/Assistant Chief: White helmet with red shield.

    Fire Chief: White helmet with white shield.

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    Yellow for the worker bees (red stipes included for probies)
    Red for Capts with "Captain" stickers on the side.(we aren't big enough for Lts)
    White for the big Guys. They get the big shield in their hat too, with "Chief" and "Deputy Chief" pasted on the sides.
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    Default helmet

    line officers:white
    FF's: black
    Jrs: red(not yet, but soon)
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    White for the big Guys. They get the big shield in their hat too, with "Chief" and "Deputy Chief" pasted on the sides.
    Yup, those big white helmets can be a little heavy too.
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    Black-Firefighters
    Red-Captains/Lts
    White- Chiefs
    Blue- EMS

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    Officer-White
    FF-Black
    Jr.-Yellow

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    FF-Black Traditional with Co. color according to FDNY standard
    Lt. and Capt.-Black Traditional with white shield
    BC. and COD - White Traditional with gold shield

    Volly
    FFOP-Yellow Traditional with red shield and orange tetrahedrons
    FF-Yellow Traditional with black station shield HOWEVER
    there are those of us that have bought Black New Yorkers with
    FDNY fronts according to assigned co. I am one of those!!
    Lt. and Capt.- Red Traditional with white shield
    COD. and DC.- White Traditional with gold shield
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    Default Leather Forever

    This is our designation-

    Yellow - firefighters (yellow front w/ silver scramble)

    Red- company officers (red leather front w/ gold bugles)

    Batts, A/C, Dep, & Chief- white (white fronts w/ gold bugles)

    Staff Officers- white (white frontw/ gold scramble)

    All personnel w/ medic certification have a star of life on rear left of helmet.

    We issue 1010's but half wear leathers.
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    Yellow for Firefighters
    Red for Captains
    White for Chiefs and the Marshal

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    Take a peek at http://www.fire.org.nz/more_info/fire_stuff/helmets.htm

    shows the colours, ranks and info on our "Bone Domes"

    http://www.fire.org.nz/more_info/fir...epaulettes.htm

    Shows the epaulette system.

    http://www.fire.org.nz/photos/vehicles/vehicles.htm

    thems the trucks

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    Cool Question for the aerobatic Kiwi....

    Do your helmets have sheepskin liners?
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    No but the probies wear wool on the outside of theirs, so we can get it over their eyes faster.

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    Color of helmets per the SOP.

    Yellow = firefighters
    Red = Captains & Lts.
    White = Chief & ***'t Chief

    Actual Colors are:

    Yellow = firefighters
    Red = Captains & Lts.
    White = Chief
    Black = ***'t Chief, Training Officer, EMS Captain or whatever role I'm filling in as. Just bought my black helmet and I'm not getting rid of it.
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    Baltimore County, MD (Career and Volunteer)

    Modern lids

    Firefighter Yellow or Black

    Lt. Blue

    Capt. Red

    Chiefs - White with Batt., Deputy, etc. listed on a crescent

    Traditionals

    Firefighters Black or Yellow, Black Shield

    Lt. Painted (or molded) blue or with blue reflective treatment, blue shield

    Capt. Painted (or molded) red or with red reflective treatment, red shield

    Chiefs - Painted (or Molded)white, gold shield with rank.

    Additionally, some companies use orange for probationary or trainees who haven't completed FF 1.
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    Here in the Nations Capital:

    Firefighter, EMT, Paramedic, Sgt, Lt, Capt - All wear black helmets (issue 1010's). The only difference is the cresent with the rank/specialty on the back and the rank/specialty on the shield.

    BFC, DFC, AFC and (presumably... because I dont know anyone who has seen our current FC in gear!) FC wear white helmets.

    The reason the rank and file wear black is because our (soon to be history!) FC couldn't tell the Chief and line officers apart on a fireground.


    In my previous life, with the Houston, Texas Fire Department:

    Black Ben Franklins for Firefighters and Chauffers

    Red Ben Franklins for Captains and Senior Captains

    White Ben Franklins for Distrct Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief and Fire Chief.
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    Firefighters, Lieutenants, and Captains - Black
    All Chief Officers - White

    Same color scheme applies to turnout gear
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    Realising the traditional aspect of helmets, the main reason we changed to yellow from black was to be seen in a smoke filled room.

    Personaly I am a lot happier being seen by somebody else when the furs flying.

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    Firefighters - Black
    Sgts. - Yellow
    Lts. - Red
    Fire Marshal and Training Officer/Asst. FM - White
    Stay Safe & Bring 'em Home!
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    Question Keep It Simple Stupid? That must be it...

    We apparently use the KISS rule. Our colors are red, red, and red. Some officers have decals on their helmets that show their titles, but not all. It's not really difficult to tell people apart when you have VERY FEW volunteers.

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    Cool

    Yellow- Firefighter (red tape stripes for juniors)
    Red- Engineers
    White- Lt., Chief Engineer, Capt., Dep. Chief, Assist. Chief, Chief.

    P.S. we are switching to the "Traditional Style" soon so this may change
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    WASHINGTON, DC JUST WENT TO A NEW STYLED HELMET (CAIRNS 1010) THE HELMET COLOR IS BLACK FOR ALL RANKS (EMS, FF,SGT, LT, CAPT) AND WHITE FOR THE RANKS OF BFC,DFC, ASST.CH, FC. PERSONALLY I THINK THE IDEA IS SILLY, I THINK THAT ALL OFFICERS SHOULD BE WHITE AND FIREFIGHTERS FIREFIGHTERS SHOULD BE BLACK... JUST MY OPINION.

    BACK IN THE DAY DC HELMET STANDARDS WERE THIS: YELLOW FOR FIREFIGHTERS, WHITE FOR OFFICERS (SGT THRU FIRE CHIEF), ORANGE FOR EMS.

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    Unfortunately, we have modern style "salad bowls"

    FF: Black
    Crescents: Pikers (first 4 months on dept.)- No sticker
    Probationary FF - "Trainee" stickers
    FF/EMT - "Firefighter" sticker w/ red lettering
    FF/Paramedic - "Fire Medic" w/ red lettering

    Safety Officer: Orange or Yellow w/ "Safety" stickers

    Captains: Red w/ "Captain" stickers

    Assistant Chiefs: White w/ "Asst. Chief" stickers

    Chief: White traditional style w/ white leather shield
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