Arizona Fire Departments

Photographs by Dave Arnold

  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    10 years 6 months ago
    390 9090
    ok, so first off.... where are you getting your info???? this is an oshkosh crash truck, used primarily on airports. I think you need to look more carefully at the hose ports and hoses themselves before you call it a troop vehicle of any kind....
  • 10 years 9 months ago
    390 9090
    THIS IS A AMERTEK MACI, A TACTICAL TRUCK DESIGNED IN THE LATE 80S FOR DEPLOYABLE UNITS FOR THE US ARMY. THERE ARE STILL SOME AROUND, BUT THEY ARE SLOWLY BEING REPLACED BY THE TFFT. THIS IS A COMBINATION ARFF STRUCTURE TRUCK
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years ago
    AZ - Bullhead City Fire Dept
    Never Mind, sorry for all the commotion
  • jimbo (Private)
    12 years 10 months ago
    AZ - Bullhead City Fire Dept
    I wouldn't even put tater at security guard status. More like a pencil neck computer geek.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 10 months ago
    AZ - Bullhead City Fire Dept
    Mr. Tater

    In true tradition, you failed to follow the gist of the conversation. I'll quote myself: "I remember it clearly, as I was a fireman at the time and departments were NOT happy."

    Can you tell me where I was complaining? I wasn't because our rigs were red. Firemen are traditionalists. As a whole, they were not happy about being told to go to lime green. I could've cared less.

    And you'll be happy to know I wasn't a hose humper for long. I went on to the PD where I spent a wonderful 25 year career and retired as a Lieutenant. Which is probably more than I can say for you. Your jumping in and misreading what was written makes me believe you are nothing more than a security guard. Lets hope for the sake of all that you get your license pulled, if you even have one.

    As for my brain transplant, be happy for me. Everyone knows that Taters have no brain.

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Anonymous
  • Tater (Private)
    12 years 10 months ago
    AZ - Bullhead City Fire Dept
    Mr Anonymous,

    You'll get no argument from me that you are a brain transplant recipient, but I think your body has rejected it.

    That federal funding for yellow and other bright colors on the firetrucks was about 30 years ago. We've all moved on since then. Maybe you should too.

    It doesn't matter what color the firetruck or police car is. The important thing is whether or not the personnel are qualified, able and have the dedication to do their job, not complain about a paint shade. Did it make that much of a difference to you then? Were you unable to respond to a call with 100% effort because your truck was "safety green"?

    I doubt that the citizen waiting for you to arrive gave a rat's ass what color your truck was, they wanted help and that's all you're supposed to provide.

    I hope you're not a fireman any more. We're all better off.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 10 months ago
    AZ - Bullhead City Fire Dept
    Dear PP Boy

    You are absolutely correct, the Feds NO LONGER mandate that but at one time, they did. Or at least, if you wanted ANY kind of Federal funding, you had to paint your new stuff yellow (or lime green). I remember it clearly, as I was a fireman at the time and departments were NOT happy. Eventually, the Feds backed down.

    PS: I am not a brain donor. I am a brain recipient. I had my transplant about 9 months ago.

    Sincerely,
    Mr Anonymous
  • Private parts (Private)
    12 years 10 months ago
    AZ - Bullhead City Fire Dept
    Dear Mr. Anonymous,


    Yellow is not Federally mandated. You can paint your fire engine any color you want..Red,yellow Pink with purple..


    Now who is the Brain donor???
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 10 months ago
    AZ - Bullhead City Fire Dept
    Another question from a brain donor. Could it be that the region has a tradition of using white? Could it be that white stays cooler than a red color (this is in Arizona, afterall). Could it be that red fades quickly in the desert and they don't want to repaint their equipment every three years? Could it be that they wanted a little better visibility than red but they didn't want to go with the Federally-mandated yellow?
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 11 months ago
    AZ - Bullhead City Fire Dept
    Why are the fire trucks White? I've seen Mesa, Flagstaff, and now Bullhead City. Phoenix is the only Fire Department in Arizona that I've seen with red apparatus