05/18/07 38 W, 2 I - + 21 - 21 New Buggy

Raleigh's Division Chief has a new ride, a 2007 Chevy Tahoe that replaces a 2005 Ford Expedition. Check out the pin-striped lettering. Now that's bling!

Nice ride. But, yet another new design! Will we ever have Chief vehicles that look alike? Uniformity is always preached, but hardly ever performed.
Guest - 05/18/07 - 21:19

who cares, it’s a sweet ride.
Graney - 05/19/07 - 13:06

Do you work for RFD? Designs are changed as much as people change their socks….let’s stick with 1 design for a few years at the very least.
Guest - 05/19/07 - 15:25

Whats wrong with change guest? Lets stop being so negative and be happy with the direction THE Raleigh Fire Dept.is headed!
LtEng3 - 05/19/07 - 21:28

Yeah Who cares with what a rig looks like weather it be a buggy,pumper,truck or whatever just aslong as it works. Heck like LtEng3 said Great job Raleigh for keeping the fleet up to date, I wish my city had half on the money raleigh did for Fleet upkeep.
YourGuest from the City to Your West. - 05/19/07 - 22:32

“LtEng3” and “Guest to the West”, I think what “Guest” is trying to say is that it would be nice to keep a little bit of unifomrity in the RFD with the Chief units. I’m glad to see that the fleet is staying updated, but, that word “uniformity” is thrown around a lot but it seems it only matters when it suits certain people at certain times.

The ride is sweet, but it would be even more nice to have 3 of them showing up on the scene that look somewhat the same, versus a maroon tahoe (B-3), a white tahoe w/ no stripes (C-5) and a white excursion with red and gold stripes (B-2). That’s all….
Silver - 05/20/07 - 00:17

If I remember correctly, when the maroon tahoes were bought, it was a low bid deal and a different paint color would have been extra. I beleive it was something about Chevy using that color for contracts. They also used white but i beleive they were trying to be uniform with some of the Crown Vics (Car 1) at the time.
Gen3fire - 05/20/07 - 10:24

P.S. I think the new tahoe looks good.
Gen3fire - 05/20/07 - 10:25

Whatever happened to having striped public safety vehicles? At least EMS in Raleigh takes responder safety into account when designing graphics for their vehicles. This looks like the lead vehicle for a funeral home, not a Division Chief’s vehicle for a metropolitan fire department.
Concerned Taxpayer - 05/21/07 - 15:12

While I don’t agree with your assesement, it could use some reflective strips
DT - 05/21/07 - 15:30

Still a sweet ride.
Graney - 06/04/07 - 18:05

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