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    Default Hopefully Your Helmet Systems Are Easier To Follow Than Ours

    Our Helmet System Is Pretty Colour Coded If You Will...I'd Like To Hear Your Depts Helmet Colours


    Cheifs-Same As Everywhere-White
    Captains-Red
    Lt's-Blue
    Safety/Accountability Officers-Green
    Fire Constables-Black
    FF's-Yellow
    Probies-Yellow just with Probationary on their helmet instead of Firefighter




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    Chiefs- White
    Deputy Chief- White
    Asst. Chief- White
    Captain- White
    Lieutenant- White
    Sergeant- White
    Firefighter- Yellow or Black
    EMS Only- Blue
    Probationary- Red
    Observer- Orange

    Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs wear White Coats. Assistant Chiefs can wear the normal colored coat or a White one. We have Globe or Securitex Tan PBI Gear.

    Line Officers can also wear Black Helmets with White frontise pieces. Leather Helmets are widely worn and alot of people wear the BenII (Crap) and the Cairns 1000 or 1010 Classic. The County issues the Salad Bowl Metro 660C.

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    Our system works well i think is relatively simply.

    All of our Officers wear white helmets with white coats with thier rank on the back of their coat along with department name.

    Our regular firefighters wear black helmets.

    Our probationary members wear yellow helmets.

    Our cadet members wear green helmets.

    Our driver/operators have a red reflective striping on the back of their black helmets to indicate them being a driver/operator.

    And our EMT's have a blue reflective striping on thier black helmets to identify them as EMT's. They also wear blue suspenders as well.

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    Way it used to be...

    Chiefs - White helmets
    Capts/Lt's - Yellow helmets
    Engineers - Red helmets
    FF's - Black helmets

    Now...
    Company #1 stayed with Way it used to be...
    Company #2 went to all black helmets but colored shields. The colored shield follows old way pattern and it works fine when it's nice and clear and you are looking at a guy from the front. When you look from the back...who knows who is what.

    Not really happy with their setup, but changing it is like arguing with a brick wall.
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    Probies. Red

    Qualified FF. Yellow one reflective red stripe around base

    QFF with BA. As above with 1 inch reflective white square either side above red stripe.

    Senior FF. Two red stripes.

    Station Officer. Yellow one Blue stripe.

    Senior Station Officer. Two Blue Stripes.

    Deputy CFO. White one blue stripe.

    Cheif Fire Officer. White, two blue stripes and the words "Chief Fire Officer" accross the front in red.
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    Tactical Tupperware - $120.00

    Cairns New Yorker - $400.00

    Using the search function to find how many times this topic has been posted here - Priceless



    Just kiddin' with ya Cap! This has been a popular topic through the years. Do a search for "helmet colors" and you'll find lots of info.
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    Department #1
    White- Chief
    Red- Captain
    Yellow- Engineer
    Black- Firefighter
    Blue/green- Explorer


    Department #2
    White- Chief
    Red- Captian
    Black- F.E.O.s and Firefighters
    Blue- Explorers
    No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

    IACOJ 2003

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    I'm with WTFD10 on this one. You'll probably find all kinds of threads on this very same topic..........

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    we currently dont have an organized color code. weve been thinking about all white for officers. does it work well? and this is my first post..ive been reading for months and aol wouldnt let me post so im new

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    Chief - White Helmet w/ white shield
    1st Asst. Chief - White Helmet w/ white shield
    2nd Asst. Chief - White Helmet w/ white shield
    Captain - White Helmet w/ white shield
    Lt. - Red Helmet w/ white shield
    1st Lt. - Red Helmet w/ white shield
    Engineers - Red Helmet w/ red shield
    Safety Officers - Blue Helmet w/ blue shield
    Fire Rescue (EMT trained members) - Yellow Helmet w/ black shield
    FF - Black w/ black shield
    Probies - Black Helmet with an Orange Shield

    In addition probies receive a strip of colored tape to place on their shield to show their ranking as a probie as well as to write their name on it.
    No tape - No training
    Red Tape - Has completed Basics
    Yellow Tape - Has completed Intermediate Training
    Green Tape - Has completed Advanced Training

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    Ain't Skeerd
    Half Leather Forever....

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    Default Try this...

    This subject has come up enough. Rather than me
    telling you what my department has, etc, etc. It
    sounds like you are looking for a system for
    numerous positions/jobs.

    Please let me suggest the magnet panel system for
    your existing helmets. You can make any type of
    phrase or position on the side of your helmet then
    switch it out as needed.

    Like "RIC", "IC" or "SAFETY". Here is the link
    below to give you an idea.

    http://cms.firehouse.com/forums2/sho...=phenix+helmet

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    Our system is fairly easy.

    Chief: white
    Lt: red
    Capt: yellow
    FF: black

    All of these are leather

    Explorers use black plastic with the appropriate crescents.

    We use vests for safety officer, IC, information officer, etc…

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    Chief- White
    Asst. Chief- White
    Deputy Chief- White
    Battalion Chief- White
    Captain- White
    Lt- White
    Indians- Black

    As you can see we have to many Chiefs and not enough....

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    Chiefs- White helmet with White/Black Helmet Shield
    Captains- Red Helmet with Orange/White Helmet Shield
    Lieutenants- Yellow Helmet with White/Orange Helmet Shield
    Firefighters- Yellow Helmets with Orange/White Helmet Shields

    Apprentices have no rockers on Helmet.

    FoxFireman109 you should consult the Seattle Fire System, they did a lot of research after an incident in accountibility. Everything is pulled together. Most of Washington State does it, has for years.

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    Volunteer - All helmets have yellow reflective tape around base:
    Captain - Red Helmet w/ Yellow "Captain" arc
    Leuitennant - Yellow Helmet w/ Green "Leuitennant" arc
    Firefighter - Yellow Helmet

    Career - All helmets have white reflective tape around base:
    Fire Officer - Red Helmet w/ white "Fire Officer" arc
    Leading Firefighter - Yellow helmet w/ 3 red chevrons on side
    Qualified Firefighter - Yellow helmet w/ 1 red chevron
    Firefighter - Yellow helmet

    All ranks above this "Day to day" level use white helmets with red arc's denoting their rank. The reflective tape around the base of the helmet will still change in accordance to whether they are staff or volunteer positions.

    Additionally, placed on each side of your helmet are your PPE certification and first-aid certification.
    No markings means no certs.
    BA - Means Breathing Aparatus only
    PE - Protective Equipment (Splash suits and Gas Suits)
    HA - Hazmat
    Green first aid cross - First aid qualified

    With the PPE certs you only ever have one on your helmet, as PE requires BA and HA requires PE. You don't end up having the whole alphabet on the side of your head...

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    Chief- White
    Deputy Chief- White
    Captain- Red
    Lt's- Red
    FF's cleared to enter- Black
    Rookies- Yellow

    Some of our FF's cleared still have the yellow helmets because anyone with black bought them personally. (More of a pride thing) The chief has been debating on issuing Black for anyone cleared because almost everyone who's cleared has them, but it hasn't gone through.
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    Here in my dept we use the following helmet arrangements:
    Chief, Asst Chief-white with rocker detonating rank
    Officers (Capts, Lt's)-Red with rocker detonating rank
    Interior Qualified FF's- Black w/ firefighter rocker
    Probie/non-qualified FF's-Yellow w/ firefighter rocker
    In addition, for EMS personel (there are only a few of us), there is sub rocker detonating level (EMT, EMT-I, Medic) athough we are only a 1st response, non-transporting dept

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    Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs- White
    Firefighters- Red
    Firefighters with Medical training (First Responder, EMT-B, paramedic)- Blue

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    ours goes like this.

    Cheif/ Assit. Cheif- White

    Captain/Lt's- Red

    Seargeant- Yellow w/ seargeant crest

    Firefighters- Yellow w/ FF crest

    Probie FF- Yellow W/ Big Red P on side of helmet

    Explorer Sr. Command- Orange

    Explorer Sta. Officer- Blue

    Explorer- Black

    Our members are issiued the 660's but they have a choice of buying a trad. helmet of their choice.
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