05/22/06 27 W - + 17 - 22 Raleigh's New Engines - Pictures

Pictures of Raleigh's new engines, as well as other apparatus parked at Services: http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/photos/2006-05-22-rfd-services-mjl/.

sharp looking rigs, I’m just a bit curious as to why the powers that be went away from the standard lettering on the Haz-Mat truck.. With all of the other new trucks (and old ones) saying “City of Raleigh” and the hazmat rig says “Raleigh Fire Dept.” wonder why the difference?
CFP 7021 - 05/22/06 - 23:16

Don’t know but I noticed that all the new engines say “City of Raleigh” while the new trucks say “Raleigh Fire Dept.”. Maybe that has something to do with it?
guest - 05/23/06 - 02:24

ahh good point, I had missed that! But I guess that the “City of Raleigh” is on the aerial, with Raleigh Fire Dept. and the patch being on the trucks…

engines have City of Raleigh and the RFD scramble on them, but no patch.. interesting!
CFP 7021 - 05/23/06 - 04:33

If you look at rescue 7 it has city of raleigh on the box, The patch on the back door and the scramble on the front door
guest - 05/23/06 - 18:37

I heard that the lettering on the HM truck was wrong, but I haven’t heard anything more specific than that. Perhaps the trailer was suppose to read City of Raleigh.
Guest - 05/23/06 - 18:49

The hazmat team was told during monthly training that the original lettering on the trailer wasn’t up to par and was replaced with the lettering that is now in place. As far as it being “wrong”, not to sure about that.
Guest - 05/23/06 - 21:48

Personally, I think it looks pretty tacky that a department the size of Raleigh does not have uniformity.
guest - 05/24/06 - 21:42

I agree, there’s always a new paint scheme, manufacturer or whatever else tried out. Heck, the battalion chiefs don’t even have the same type of vehicles. One’s maroon, completely out in left field from every other batt. chief buggy.
guest - 05/24/06 - 22:22

Some of the more colorful paint and design schemes have included:

All white (circa 1910s), http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/gallery/a..

All white again (rescue only), http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/gallery/a..

White and blue (Civil Defense rig only), http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/gallery/a..

White with wacky red striping (rescue only), http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/gallery/a..

Red with city seal on doors (1949 and 1950), http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/gallery/a..

Red with no markings (tankers), http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/gallery/a..
Legeros - 05/25/06 - 03:32

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