Are they alowed to be used in replacment of the yellow tetrahedrons?
Or is there some OSHA standard or nfpa guideline against it?


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First, the decals that you are showing are installed horizontally on some helmets from the factory. Second, the standard mentions surface area and reflectivity. So, I assume that since those are NFPA compliant decals to start with, as long as you have enough, you are still within the standard.
alrighty, sounds good too me, i was just making sure because i don't see very many people
with reflectors like these on there helmets. Not around here at least.
J Brooks is correct it is about square inches of reflective material. If you have flags, stripes or any shape you are good. It depands what your department allows. Some departments in the west use vertical stripes to designate officers. My department uses blue vertical stripes to designate paramedics and green ones for probationary FF's.
My department doesn't used specific reflectors to designate anyone, so i think i'm safe.
Ill just have to ask the chief, thanks for the insight.
The total amount of the reflective material is half of the standard. The color and visibility applies also. The guys that put black tets on their black helmets, are not compliant. You have to be able to be seen during the day and at night.
dont the black tets glow silver in the light?
http://www.firefighternation.com/photo/889755:Photo:4329550?context...

This is what our helmets look like. Mine also has my dept name, my last name and my fire dept number on ther back which is in black bold letters with a yellow back ground
I smell a new thread coming: "What color tetrahedrons do you have on your helmet, and what do they mean?" LMAO
The truth is what ever your department lets you do is OK. Departments all over the country pick and chose which NFPA standards they will and will not follow. In Washington many NFPA standards are required but some are not. Guess which is not, you guessed right the staffing standard, NFPA 1710 and 1720. Because they cost a lot of money. So if they wory about what kind and how much reflective material you have but do not have enough staffing, WTF! I do not get that devide.
Yes they do. The standard also says they have to be visible at daytime in ambient light.
J Brooks, One of my best friends is now retired Spokane firefighter/medic Jerry Brooks. He was a great firefighter and a skilled and caring medic, carry his name well. He was my partner when I worked our Squad for 3 years and was on the Squad when I was on the Ladder at Fire House 13 in Spokane. Be safe, train hard.
Will try to carry on the tradition. As far as this discussion, I agree with you 100%. We all pick and choose what standards we follow. I think we have been standarded to death in some respects. But, when it comes to personal safety, I am for most of them. The helmet brackets are a little overboard, but the visibility of our firefighters is not something that I think should be compromised.

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