Around here every department has a different color helmet for thier firefighters. We have white for chief and asst. chief. Red for captain and leuitenants. And yellow for everyone else. Saftey officer is blue. But the neighbors have black, and the officers on other are different colors. This makes it hard for all of us to decifer officers from firemen. If we went to one helmet color for everyone it would make it easier for us to tell.
i started a topic on this subject 2 years ago,but color choice is all up to the person(s) in charge of ordering equipment,usually fallowing the nearest city's paid dept.,most times.But there is those whom differenciate.Here is my dept. and ems squads helmets:
FIRE:All Traditional Style except noted:White-Chief/Asst.Chief;Capt.-Yellow w/White Shield;Lt.s Yellow w/Black Shield;FF's Black/Black Shield;Fire Police-SlimeLime(Hard Hat);Safety Officers-Red w/White Shield;EMS Capt.-Blue(Turtleshell*wears Black FF hemet @ fires);Explorer-Orange(Turtleshell)
EMS Squad(All Turtle Shell):Director,Asst.,Capt's & Lt's-White w/White,Blue or Gold Shield;EMT'S & Rescue Members-Yellow w/Squad Sticker or Blue Shield.Members whom also belong to the Fire Dept may wear thier Dept issued gear and helmets.