03/29/08 26 W, 1 I - + 14 - 18 Eastern Wake Chevrons

2008 Pierce Contender, 1000 gallons, 1250 GPM, delivered in February, presently in service at Eastern Wake Fire Department Station 2. Photographed by Lee Wilson. See more photos.

Why no amber lighting on the rear?

Bonus point awarded for the chevrons and painted roll-up doors.
harkey (Email) (Web Site) - 03/29/08 - 16:26

The arrow stick probably serves as their amber lighting.
guest - 03/29/08 - 18:44

Kudos on the chevrons, but to me they kind of blend into the overall appearance of the rig. I’m sure it stands out at night, but during the day I just don’t see it. I do agree to change some of the lenses/LEDs on the perimeter of the truck to amber, but that’s just me. I do like the painted roll up doors, if you’re going to go roll up, go painted, it looks so much better.

The proposed changes to NFPA 1901 state: At least of 50% of the rear vertical surfaces of the apparatus shall be equipped with a minimum 4 inch alternating yellow and red chevron retroreflective striping sloping downward and away from the centerline of the vehicle at an angle of 45 degrees.
CFP 7021 (Email) - 03/29/08 - 19:26

Shev, I agree, the chevrons would look better with red and yellow…
Silver - 03/29/08 - 22:14

now, the artist in me would like to see the side white stripe, continuing into the white back chevron and would also like to see the whole back chevroned, except for the eastern wake plaque and numbers, which would then need wider yellow borders, or maybe no borders at all – just keeping the chevrons at a certain distance would create a frame in itself (OK, now i’m nitpicking – if i’m a pain, delete me mike) – these are just my esthetic observations and also observations from someone who’s vision is not that good
corner hydrant - 03/30/08 - 00:56

download Chief Kirkwood’s paper “Safety or Marketing – Why We Decorate Our Vehicles The Way That We Do” (PDF) from the following link http://www.wakegov.com/NR/rdonlyres/5E00..
corner hydrant - 03/30/08 - 01:15

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