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    Question Fire Truck Characters

    Interested in seeing or hearing about

    Cartoon designs or other designs that people have on their trucks!

    Looking to design one for my friends department.

    PIctures would be cool --- if not explainations would work !

    THANKS !!!


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    We have cartoon charcters on our trucks, like under dog, marvin the martian, the coyote stuff like that
    Jeff Gurski

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    Just the picture of the character or is the character made into a firefighter or holding a hose or something like that ?

    DO you have a picture ?

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    This is on our rescue "Rescue Rat"...The same thing is on the telesquirt except the rat has a K-12 saw and is pulling a hose..."Attack Rat"
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    Quality is fuzzy.....sorry. Each truck has a Bumble Bee. Rescue Bee carries Jaws and EMS kit, Pumper-Tanker has our old style Bee, Attack Truck (pictured) has a Killer Bee advancing a hose line.
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    hey jeff dont forget about mighty mouse.





    garrett hitchcock

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    here r some pics
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    Just don't use taz. We look like a bunch of hillbillies, riding around in trucks with taz on the side. Whenever we get our picture taken next to the truck, someone has to stand in front of the picture of taz.

    I'd rather have siegfried and roy plastered on the side of our trucks.

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    Cool Bronto

    Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport has this cartoon painted on their Pierce ladder (Unit 960) that is equipped with a Bronto Sky Lift.
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    Thumbs up Zanesville, Ohio

    Some towns use an historic image for their logo. Zanesville, Ohio has that town's famous "Y" bridge on U.S. 40 adorning the doors of their apparatus.
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    Smile Bellefontaine, Ohio

    Another more traditional design is this door logo from Bellefontaine, Ohio. Bellefontaine is at the highest elevation in the state which is how the logo was arrived at.
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    This is on the crew doors of our Sutphen tower. The character is loosely based off of the old "Skeletor" cartoon character.
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    http://www.cavfd.com
    This is a neighboring department where I work on their duty crew. Check out the apparatus page...
    These are my opinions and not those of the organizations for which I work and/or volunteer.

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    My first out...
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    This is the duck between the doors on the cab. Same on our other engine and ambulance. The one on the ambulance is holding "paddles".

    Don't ask, we have a "duck" pond at our station (catfish and carp too, fun after meetings and training). This is what the membership voted on
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    This is on the side of our rescue truck

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    stupid pic didnt work, sorry

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    Seagrave was probably the most artistic company when it came to painting rigs in the early days. A portrait of a Native American gent was used on dozens of their rigs in the early days.
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    Talking

    On our first out piece (which we have named RAW COURAGE), we have a cartoon dalmation. He is done in Ed "Big Daddy" Roth style with the head sticking out of the roof with a shifter in his hand. One of our sister companies (actually one of our mutual aid companies) has TAZ on the side of their first out rescue pumper.
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    Cool Lettering Styles

    Some departments specified alternative lettering styles when ordering apparatus. Notice the "wood" lettering used on the hood of this Seagrave engine that was in service at Adrian, Michigan. I have a shot of another Seagrave rig that used this style that I beleive was at Woodside, California.
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    When my father was on Bloomingdale FD- NJ there town was a pig farm back in the old days, so they have on the side of there E-One pumpers Porkie Pig w/ a yellow jacket and black boots w/ a hose line shooting alittle water and it says on the bottom "Pork Town" the only truck that doesn't have it is the old 664, teli-squart (now replaced w/ a 2001). My Fire Dept.
    only has a Mal Cross that says "Wayne" on the top of it "N.J." on the bottom and "3" in the middle... I personnaly think they should have the South Park guys on them like FDNY Squad 18's old patch. I personally like it that way! :-) Take care and I hope that gave u alittle more inside.
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