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    Question Fdny Helmet Shields

    I know of the colors to designate engine, truck, rescue and i know how the shields are for firefighters but what do they look like for Lieutenant, Captain. Chiefs have gold leaf?

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    Captains and LTs have all white shields w/ Black #'s...UFOs and bouncing officers for the most part use a white piece of paper with the Company Number written on it in black maker pen...or have a blank face plate.

    Engine LT has 1 Horizontal "horn"
    Engine Cpt has 2 Vertical paralell"horns"

    Truck LT has Horiontal 1 axe
    Truck Cpt has 2 Vertical Paralell Axes

    Rescue has 1 Horizontal lyne gun
    Rescue Cpt 2 Parallel Vertical Lyne guns

    Marine Lt has an horizontal Anchor and horn(shield is green)
    Mareine Cpt has 2 Vertial Horns and and Anchor in the middle

    Haz-Mat 1 is a blue shield..."H 1 M" on the plate.

    Squad LT is Yellow with a crossed ladder and nozzle
    SQD Cpt same but (2) crossed ladder and horn


    Chief's have the gold leaf with thier unit on it plus thier rank.

    It will say Battalion XX, Division XX...etc.
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    Originally posted by VinnieB
    Captains and LTs have all white shields w/ Black #'s...


    That's just engine bosses. Truck bosses have red numbers on white backgrounds.

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    Originally posted by UsingAllHands



    That's just engine bosses. Truck bosses have red numbers on white backgrounds.
    Oh..yeah..Thanks...I forgot the boss's number is the color of thier company types.
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    Originally posted by VinnieB
    UFOs and bouncing officers for the most part use a white piece of paper with the Company Number written on it in black maker pen...or have a blank face plate.
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    Rescue has 1 Horizontal lyne gun
    Rescue Cpt 2 Parallel Vertical Lyne guns
    two questions:
    What's a lyne gun? i did a google search on the term, and even it didn't find anything

    what is a UFO (besides a round spaceship that takes aliens from planet to planet)? and how many "bouncing" officers does FDNY have? not to be rude, but having an officer with a helmet shield with a company number written on with black marker pen just doesn't sound professoinal at all.
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    Originally posted by DrParasite


    two questions:
    What's a lyne gun? i did a google search on the term, and even it didn't find anything


    I may have spelled it wrong...it's a tool...basically a shotgun that fires rope over a distance...Line Gun...or Lyine Gun...sorry I don't spell well....See my signature for an explanation.


    what is a UFO (besides a round spaceship that takes aliens from planet to planet)?


    LOL...that was pretty witty...A UFO means "Until Futher Orders"
    It's an officer who get put into a house that there until he his sent someplace else...it's officers who don't have a "permenant" spot.



    and how many "bouncing" officers does FDNY have?


    An officer bounces for about a year...or more..until they find a house they want or that is has an opening. I am not sure on the number but there's a gang load.


    not to be rude, but having an officer with a helmet shield with a company number written on with black marker pen just doesn't sound professoinal at all.


    Well..if when you "bounce" in a Division that means you will work in a number of companies....the expence to purchase a new face plate would be way too much...that's why they wear a white piece of paper with a number on it. Most inhabitants of the city don't care what you show up wearing...just so long as you show up and you "turn da fires off"....but they don't seem to appricate the "firemans wit da wreckin' sticks"...mostly they "likes"...the "water squirters".....you dig?
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    Here is a good cross section of Helmets fronts.

    The one on the left has the paper front

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    I may have spelled it wrong...it's a tool...basically a shotgun that fires rope over a distance...Line Gun...or Lyine Gun...sorry I don't spell well....See my signature for an explanation.
    Vinnie, I believe LYLE GUN is the term you are looking for.
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    Originally posted by roadkill


    Vinnie, I believe LYLE GUN is the term you are looking for.

    YES!...Thanks!...
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