ok what colors of helmets does your dept use and what do they mean?????? My dept uses White,Red,Black,Yellow,Blue,and Orange. White= Chief Red= Captain Black= Lt Yellow= firefighter Blue= Safty Orange= Rookie
We recently went to this over the 5 colors that we were using. We determined that we would group our 2 Chiefs and our 2 Captains together to make our officers easier to locate on scenes. And believe it or not, it has definately helped, espicially when you have 3-4 departments together working one incident..
Black With Red Reflective Triangles- Rookie
Black With Blue Reflective Triangles-Rookie FF/EMT-P
Black with regular yellow tetrahedron -FF (If engineer it will be shown on the sheild)
Black with regular yellow tetrahedron with blue stripe on four sides- FF/EMT-P will also show on shield(Medic Engineer will show on shield)
Red with regular yellow tetrahedron-Lt.
Red with regular yellow and blue strip- Lt./ EMT-P
Red with regular tetrahedron white shield- Capt.
Red with regular tetrahedron white shield blue stripe- Capt./EMT-P
White w/ white shield- Battalion chief
white w/ gold shield- District chief, division chief, deputy chief, assistant chief and fire chief
IN THE PHILIPPINES, THE BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION USES THE HELMET COLOR CODING.THE THE YELLOW HELMET IS FOR THE VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADES,ORANGE FOR THE SPECIAL RESCUE UNIT(SRU) OF THE BUREAU,THE BLUE FOR THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE(EMS),BLACK FOR THE NON-OFFICERS,RED FOR THE LEUTENANT AND CAPTAIN,AND WHITE FOR THE MAJOR UP TO 2 STAR GENERAL.but sometimes it is not observed or being followed due to lack of equipment and the BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION is still on its stage of MODERNIZATION,besides, it is not safe to paint the helmets .