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    Anyone have experience with chevron striping on the rear of your apparatus. I have taken the bold move of specifying it on the rear of my 2007 rescue pumper on order. Will be the first one like it in several counties .

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    http://blackwoodfire.org/pictures/10...Marshal001.jpg

    http://blackwoodfire.org/pictures/10_04_06/PA040023.jpg

    We had 2 engines and a rescue retrofitted. We also did the lower inside of the cab doors but I can't find a picture.

    It has becoming much more prevalent in South Jersey over the last few years, Mt Laurel in Burlington County started the trend in our area.

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    We SERIOUSLY looked into doing it on our pumper/tanker. The only issue we got into was price (we were restricted because of grant funds and had to prioritize). It looks different and takes some getting used to, but I think it's a pretty wise investment.

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    We are in the process of retrofitting all of our apparatus that respond to highway incidents and all new apparatus will have it.

    We will doing the lime green background with red stripes.
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    Pretty much every single ambulance, supervisor's vehicles, and even trailers for Wake County, NC EMS has it....




    Above taken by: Lee Wilson

    Above taken by: Mike Legeros

    Not too sure of any local FDs with it, but I have seen it done.
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    I think all Emergency Vehicles should have it if it is possible. I love it and it didn't take anything to get used to it at all for me.
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    We have the Chevron striping on our new engine and have heard great feedback. The striping makes the truck very visible. We are the only one in our area that has it.

    Here is a pic of the back of our engine. We just ordered another engine and it will have the Chevron striping.

    http://www.ferrarafire.com/apparatus...ies/index.html

    Click pumpers and scroll down and click on New Hartford Fire.

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    I think it is one of the better safety enhancements that has come along in recent years...I think we can learn alot from the Europeans in that regard.

    With that being said, I'm waiting for the thread to deteriorate to the FIRE TRUCKS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ALL RED, DAMMIT! point of no return.
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    Ours will be white and dark green stripes, as our apparatus will be painted dark green

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    Most UK appliances have this sort of striping on the rear. Very, very visible from distance.





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    Holy Cow! Advertising on the side of the truck! I'm surprised we haven't thought of that here yet!
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    Re the advertising. Our BA sets are supplied by Drager and their UK factory is in our service area, so theres a bit of a deal about the advertising and the total cost of the purchase. We also advertise some other local services such as the county council run Childrens Information Service. Its not a bad idea when you think about it as the space on the sides of the vehicles s pretty much not doing anything most times.
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    Talking Yeah right!

    Prostitution is now a lawfull activity in Noo Zeelund--can we expect "Get your rocks off at the Pink Pussycat" on all the Auckland fire trucks?

    Bit worried about the Homosexual Law --its legal--I'm bloody worried in case "they" make it compulsory. Bite the pillow and think of England?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2andfrom
    Prostitution is now a lawfull activity in Noo Zeelund--can we expect "Get your rocks off at the Pink Pussycat" on all the Auckland fire trucks?

    Bit worried about the Homosexual Law --its legal--I'm bloody worried in case "they" make it compulsory. Bite the pillow and think of England?
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    Does anyone have spec language or description of the striping on the rear of your units we can model for a new engine we are working on?

    Is there any standard outlining color, angle, width of stripes etc. we should be aware of to use as a guide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by medicmaster
    Holy Cow! Advertising on the side of the truck! I'm surprised we haven't thought of that here yet!
    It seems like I read someone out west (San Diego?) was starting to do just this as a means of raising funds for the budget.

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    Mike,

    Check out this article, I think it gives the specs and regulations:

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...9&sectionId=19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halligan84
    Mike,

    Check out this article, I think it gives the specs and regulations:

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...9&sectionId=19

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    It seems like I read someone out west (San Diego?) was starting to do just this as a means of raising funds for the budget.
    We haven't seen advertising on the fire apparatus yet, but some of the lifeguard units do have "Donated by Chevy... or Jeep... or Nissan... " or whoever.

    We could use the dough... maybe we should.

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    I posted in an earlier thread somewhere on here a bunch of photos of different color combos. The point is moot however, because the next revision of NFPA 1901 is going to set the colors as yellow and red.

    You can read the changes by looking on NFPA's site at the 2008 Reports on Proposals:

    http://www.nfpa.org/Assets/Files/PDF...-A2008-ROP.pdf

    Page 33 of the document at the above link, and item #15.9.3.2 goes through what I believe you'll see NFPA mandating in the near future.

    (Credit goes to someone else who recently posted this link on the forums, but I think for a different subject matter.)

    We have the red white chevron on two rigs, and I like it alot and it makes sense. I'm thinking of pushing putting it on a bunch of our other rigs that have painted rear surfaces, it should be fairly inexpensive to do and just makes sense to me. I'll have to check with our local graphics purveyor to see what she'd charge to do the install...
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    We put it on our 06 LaFrance Pumper Tanker. It really makes it stand out at night. We want to retrofit out 96 Smeal to match this one at some point.
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    We have chevron striping on the back of our heavy rescue, and since the majority of the MVAs we respond to are on a US highway swarming with log trucks and speed freaks, I can't imagine being out there without it. It makes the apparatus VERY visible from a distance, day or night, and it allows us to reduce the number of flashing lights on scene. Too many flashing lights has been shown to actually decrease visibility to drivers approaching the scene and can cause secondary MVAs.

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    Has everyone gone to the extreme of sending their apparatus into the shop for a retrofit of smooth aluminum and application of the chevron striping on the back? BIG BUCKS!!!
    Many of the departments around us have tried the SCENEdots. Works really well, same retro-reflective material as the side of the trucks, best of all....cost is way less.

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