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    Talking because red looks so much better! (IMHO)

    case in point...
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    Nice new toy San Antonio!!!


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    Thanks Cheffie.

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    It is correct that Ward LaFrance started the slime lime "craze." The first truck painted that color was given to my department by the Pabst Company a few years ago. We just recently sold it back to the department that made the initial purchase of the truck in the 1930's. Now for a little history...

    In the 1970's, Ward LaFrance and DuPont teamed up to create a "more visible" color for fire apparatus. Ward LaFrance bought back a 1937 engine, which was originally brown, and painted it slime lime. The truck then toured the country, promoting the new color. Eventually, the truck was retired from touring, and purchased by the Pabst company to be used for their water fight team.

    In the early 2000's, the Pabst company contacted "Fire Truck Chuck," the chief of the Mount Horeb Fire Deparment, and wanted to donate the truck. They new about how well we keep our trucks, and thought that we would take as good for care of it as we do with the other trucks.

    In 2004, it was decided that we could no longer keep the older parade trucks that were not originally ours, and we were contacted by the fire department that placed the order with WLF, and it has been sold to that department.

    I might dig up a few pictures of it.
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    In the UK just about 99% of fire appliances are RED . Some brigades toyed with yellow for a while, but always went back to RED.

    Yellow is for breakdown trucks.

    Green is for ambulances.


    RED is for fire engines!

    Nuff said
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    Talking Uh, Yeah.........................

    Originally posted by martinm Yellow is for breakdown trucks.

    Yes, as a matter of fact, we DO break down a lot of things with our trucks.........
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    Look Mom a big bumblebee!

    jk dude it looks good.
    I just couldn't resist.

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    A lot of barns were painted red because the rust red was an easy, almost home made paint using red clay pigments. Glossy reds, as used on fire trucks, are expensive compared to other colors because of pigmentation.

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    Our first "engine" back in 1885 was natural wood color.
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    Here's a picture of an orange truck. It was the most prevalent color in Germany.
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    Wink

    My that truck sure is...uh...visible ...isn't it? Excuse me please....
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    LOL @ SAFD46Truck!

    We have 1 slime lime and 1 red apparatus. I like the red one better, myself. Call me a Traditionalist...

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    You guys are looking way too into this. I bet they were just went shopping for colors. Black, blue, yellow, green...those all looked alright. Then they ran into "Fire Engine Red". Problem solved...

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    AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!My eyes!!!

    By the way, our trucks are black over yellow. Many people may say that it's not traditional. But it's a tradition in our department
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    Default Re: Uh, Yeah.........................

    Originally posted by hwoods



    Yes, as a matter of fact, we DO break down a lot of things with our trucks.........
    Mr. Woods, Normally anything other than a red scheme would make scrunch up my nose, but I have to admit "that there" is one nice rig!
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    SAFD46, the next time I make a trip down to Del Rio, you mind if I stop by to pet the purty truck?
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    Any time.

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    I'm surprised somebody hasn't come up with a Pink one yet, but give it time and somebody will.

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    Talking Bottom Line..............

    Standard Question: Why are your trucks Yellow?

    Standard Reply: Who else has Yellow Trucks?

    Standard Reply: I don't know of any others.

    Standard Answer: Exactly.
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    I am for keeping all Trucks and Engines RED.

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    There is a volunteer company in Baltimore County that has white over dark green trucks. Of course, they are from the community of Long Green, named after the "long green pike" through the farmlands of north central Baltimore County. Their company motto is "It isn't easy being green."
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    Originally posted by Truck106
    I'm surprised somebody hasn't come up with a Pink one yet, but give it time and somebody will.
    Annanadale, Virginia had some bright neon safety red trucks that after a year or two of exposure to sunlight turned pink.
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    why are fire trucks red you ask? because if someone yanked on your hose you'd be red too.

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    SAFD, bigger is not always better.....I almost hated that truck until I realized that it did everything a bigggg truck did only it was only 30' long.......Here is my truck at 34'6" with a 1250 pump and a 200 tank. For more info, see www.hillhooks.org
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