10/11/08 83 W, 1 I - + 8 - 15 Chevrons, Their Background and Discussion Therein

In this FireNews article, Charlotte Fire Department Health and Safety Officer Robert Tutterow presents a perspective on the new NFPA requirement for chevron striping on the rear of possition. Though mandating the striping met virtual no opposition, he notes, there was considerable resistent to specifying the striping colors and size. Read the entire article to learn more about the requirement. Readers are also weighing in, some making more sense than others. Join the conversation.

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bright yellow stands out the most for those that are colorblind
cornerhydrant - 10/12/08 - 04:15

standardization would benefit the older driver (proven for signs), and color perception differs in the elderly as well, so the brightness contrast must be especially high to help compensate for acuity loss
cornerhydrant - 10/12/08 - 05:55

Do any of the RFD units have chevrons yet? If not is there a plan to retrofit existing apparatus?
stretch - 10/13/08 - 19:43

As far as I know the the field comm unit is the only one.
adam brown (Email) - 10/13/08 - 21:06

police vehicle in the uk – now that’s conspicuous!!
cornerhydrant - 10/14/08 - 01:32

That’s a good example of a Battenburg pattern on the side.

Named after the cake of the same name :)
paul - 10/15/08 - 12:02

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