04/15/09 78 W, 3 I - + 14 - 19 Pierce Pumpers Delivered

Lee Wilson photographed Raleigh's new Pierce pumpers, which were delivered Monday. The two Arrow XT engines replace Engine 1 and Engine 20. Dig those chevrons, only the second pieces of city fire apparatus to have them. Lee will post these and others later. See prior thread on this topic. Good photos of good looking trucks. And watch for two Arrow XT platforms to be delivered next month. Click once or twice to enlarge:

Lee Wilson photos

Is the only red light on the back the led’s under the rotators?
H20 - 04/15/09 - 14:32

Maybe the bottom light of the brake light cluster is an LED flasher too???
Silver - 04/15/09 - 14:48

Better off with more amber on the rear than red…

As far as the chevrons go, is it yellow tape on red paint, or yellow tape and red reflective tape?
harkey (Email) (Web Site) - 04/15/09 - 15:53

If the lighting on the rear follows most of Pierce’s packages then yes, the red on the bottom of the signal cluster is for a warning light.

And yes, I too agree that there is a good mixture of amber and red on the back of these rigs and the Chevrons are a welcomed addition. Glad it’s finally taking off, and are the correct colors!
CFP 7021 (Email) - 04/15/09 - 16:17

Chevrons are tape. See Lee’s posted photos.
Legeros - 04/16/09 - 06:50

I know the yellow is tape, my question was if the red is base paint or reflective tape?

I think the NFPA requirement says both colors should be reflective, but I’m not 100% sure on this.
harkey (Email) - 04/16/09 - 09:06

Both the yellow and the red chevrons are tape.
Legeros - 04/16/09 - 12:07

Forgot to say, they look great, regardless of where they’re going!!!
Silver - 04/16/09 - 13:48

For information… NFPA 1901 (2009ed) “Reflective Striping” excerpt below… Many trucks are perceived as incorrectly striped (i.e. 4” red/white), and they are incorrect per the current standard. However, they were striped from “good intentions” prior to the release of the NFPA 1901 (2009ed.).

15.9.3* Reflective Striping.* A retroreflective stripe(s) shall be affixed to at least 50 percent of the cab and body
length on each side, excluding the pump panel areas, and at least 25 percent of the width of the
front of the apparatus. The stripe or combination of stripes shall be a minimum of 4 in. (100 mm) in total
width. The 4 in. (100 mm) wide stripe or combination of stripes shall be permitted to be
interrupted by objects (i.e., receptacles, cracks between slats in roll up doors) provided the full
stripe is seen as conspicuous when approaching the apparatus. A graphic design shall be permitted to replace all or part of the required striping
material if the design or combination thereof covers at least the same perimeter length(s)
required by At least 50 percent of the rear-facing vertical surfaces, visible from the rear of the
apparatus, excluding any pump panel areas not covered by a door, shall be equipped with
retroreflective striping in a chevron pattern sloping downward and away from the centerline of
the vehicle at an angle of 45 degrees. Each stripe in the chevron shall be a single color alternating between red and either
yellow, fluorescent yellow, or fluorescent yellow-green. Each stripe shall be 6 in. (150 mm) in width.
A.Rich - 04/17/09 - 00:19

you mean Stony Hill right?
wcff - 04/18/09 - 21:11

Yup, Stoney Hill. Brain damage on a Saturday night kicking in. Sorry
Jon - 04/19/09 - 08:42

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