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Old 10-05-2006
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i like Galls....they are quick with shipping and every other place i priced lights, they were cheaper because they have 1 set price for all the colors and dont change from color to color.....they also had all the mounting hardware included with the lights......i love the service from them.......
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Thanks for that video Maurice. Around here most VFF's use red lights. I guess it really doesn't matter as long as your getting the point across.
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yea they are red in NC and white if u want u dont know anyone tryin to get rid of some lights do ya? http://www.swps.com/spectir.html i think im gonna pick that one up in red/white they dont have a pic tho and i cant find red/white listed anywhere else so im not sure they make it lol

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The colors you can use and not use are regulated by state law and vary by state. It is different everywhere. The each department can choose to make it more restrictive.
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I'm in NC and we use red/white. I just bought my Whelen Slimlighter, new generation with TIR 6 led's. It is by far one of the brightest lights on the market. I purchased mine from Sirennet.com and received it 2 days later.
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yea i love led's thats what i had before and im planning on soind it again. altho i just picked up a whelen visor light red/white strobe as a temperary til i get my stuff and its free and its bright as heck, so im thinkin about keepin it and just doing the led's in the grille and back glass, 2 red 2 white up front and 2 red in back idk yet tho
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here in Indiana, we can have blue/clear in the front with red to the rear....i have those lights in the front and 2 strobes in my taillights that are red.....i am prolly gonna get another one of the Mini Phantom and put 1 on each corner of my windshield.....or put the second one with red to the rear.........
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that is what i have looked at....if you look, that is were that link above is from...

You asked where I bought my POV lights, I told you!
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here in Indiana, we can have blue/clear in the front with red to the rear....i have those lights in the front and 2 strobes in my taillights that are red.....i am prolly gonna get another one of the Mini Phantom and put 1 on each corner of my windshield.....or put the second one with red to the rear.........
I have 2 blue show me lights in my winsheild and strobes all around (red to the rear) can I have blue facing the rear too??? I can not find the volunteer firefighting rules.
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I have 2 blue show me lights in my winsheild and strobes all around (red to the rear) can I have blue facing the rear too??? I can not find the volunteer firefighting rules.
no you can only have red to the rear by state law............

http://www.ivfa.org/ ......if you are a indiana volunteer then you are a member to this....look under "for members" then click on blue light law....or i posted it below....

"IC Code 36-8-12-11: House Bill 1208 introduced changes in the blue light law for volunteer firefighters. On March 27, 2002, Governor Frank O'Bannon signed the bill and it became effective on that date. Listed below are the modifications and additions made to the law.

Lights may be used while en route to scenes of emergencies or to the fire station.



A light is only required to have a source of at least 35 watts, instead of 50 candlepower.



Lights may now be placed on the (i) top of the vehicle, (ii) the dashboard inside, shielded to prevent distracting the driver OR (iii) front of the vehicle upon the bumper or at bumper level.



No more than 4 light assemblies may be displayed on 1 vehicle and each assembly must be of the flashing or revolving type.



A blue light assembly may contain multiple bulbs.



Alternately flashing headlamps may be used as a supplemental warning device. Strobe lights or flashers may be installed into the light fixtures on the vehicle other than the alternating headlamps. The strobe lights or flashers may be either white or blue, with the exception or red to the rear.



If a member of a volunteer fire department violates the blue light law, the chief of the department shall discipline the firefighter under fire department rules and regulations.
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no you can only have red to the rear by state law............

http://www.ivfa.org/ ......if you are a indiana volunteer then you are a member to this....look under "for members" then click on blue light law....or i posted it below....

"IC Code 36-8-12-11: House Bill 1208 introduced changes in the blue light law for volunteer firefighters. On March 27, 2002, Governor Frank O'Bannon signed the bill and it became effective on that date. Listed below are the modifications and additions made to the law.

Lights may be used while en route to scenes of emergencies or to the fire station.



A light is only required to have a source of at least 35 watts, instead of 50 candlepower.



Lights may now be placed on the (i) top of the vehicle, (ii) the dashboard inside, shielded to prevent distracting the driver OR (iii) front of the vehicle upon the bumper or at bumper level.



No more than 4 light assemblies may be displayed on 1 vehicle and each assembly must be of the flashing or revolving type.



A blue light assembly may contain multiple bulbs.



Alternately flashing headlamps may be used as a supplemental warning device. Strobe lights or flashers may be installed into the light fixtures on the vehicle other than the alternating headlamps. The strobe lights or flashers may be either white or blue, with the exception or red to the rear.



If a member of a volunteer fire department violates the blue light law, the chief of the department shall discipline the firefighter under fire department rules and regulations.
Thanks.

This I knew it was somewere.lol The one below is the one that I wasn't sure if you could have red and blue to the rear. I figured NO. and Yes I am a Indiana Volunteer.

"The strobe lights or flashers may be either white or blue, with the exception or red to the rear"
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Thanks.

This I knew it was somewere.lol The one below is the one that I wasn't sure if you could have red and blue to the rear. I figured NO. and Yes I am a Indiana Volunteer.

"The strobe lights or flashers may be either white or blue, with the exception or red to the rear"
i thought you were but you could've been a paid ff..............man....what is it with Rangers and firefighters?....espically volunteer....must be the "redneck"! lol
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i thought you were but you could've been a paid ff..............man....what is it with Rangers and firefighters?....espically volunteer....must be the "redneck"! lol
Are Dept is too small to be "paid on call" Some dept around my area are paid on call. Wish I was. Yes we are all "Rednecks" lol
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Are Dept is too small to be "paid on call" Some dept around my area are paid on call. Wish I was. Yes we are all "Rednecks" lol
we have the largest coverage area in the state....and we are fully volunteer.....we have over 100 square miles of coverage area with completely covering the whole army ammunition plant........we have 4 stations and run on a yearly budget of $400,000........that is it........luckly we just got a grant for our 1st new fire truck in 25 years........we are susposed to get it the end of the month..........we need to have a paid department during the day and all volunteer during the night.......i would prolly get a job if we went to 8 hour a day paid....
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we have the largest coverage area in the state....and we are fully volunteer.....we have over 100 square miles of coverage area with completely covering the whole army ammunition plant........we have 4 stations and run on a yearly budget of $400,000........that is it........luckly we just got a grant for our 1st new fire truck in 25 years........we are susposed to get it the end of the month..........we need to have a paid department during the day and all volunteer during the night.......i would prolly get a job if we went to 8 hour a day paid....
We deal with 36 Square miles lol. All rural though. Ussually by the time a fire gets called in it is a disater. We have been slow latley. We just got some grants too. remodling the station (adding on 3 more bays) Getting a new pumper, also just got all new scott gear. I love the gear carbon 45mins bottle. There lighter then are old steel 30 mins bottles. Also got a new fill station.
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We deal with 36 Square miles lol. All rural though. Ussually by the time a fire gets called in it is a disater. We have been slow latley.

washington township is 36 sq miles? no way. dude how are you guys slow? over half the department is only 3-4 miles from the station! i figure it would be faster to just call you over or put the fire out myself! lol
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We deal with 36 Square miles lol. All rural though. Ussually by the time a fire gets called in it is a disater. We have been slow latley. We just got some grants too. remodling the station (adding on 3 more bays) Getting a new pumper, also just got all new scott gear. I love the gear carbon 45mins bottle. There lighter then are old steel 30 mins bottles. Also got a new fill station.
nice! last year we spend over $100k on new Scott SCBA's....i definately love the new carbon fiber bottles....i took my state mandatory training in one of the old steel pieces of crap.....it sucked....

here is a link to our new fire truck in production....it is a lot farther along than the pics show.......it just got sent to the base paint booth last week and next week it gets all the graphics painted on....

http://www.ferrarafire.com/apparatus...ion/index.html
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Bead - o

Yes washington Twnship is 36 miles
Here is are crappy station right now and are website
http://wtvfd.whitleynet.org/

We are not slow reaction we accualyy have one of the best in route times. we are just running slow on calls last year we did like 70 calls this year we haven't even hit 50:/

Now that I am on 3rds I don't make as many calls most of are calls are from 5pm - 3am

Yes the steel tanks suck. I like the new scotts. quick conencts and nice led screen,
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He means slow as in it has been quiet... as in not many calls. That usually results in a faster response when their is finally a call. Everyone is so excited to actually do something!!
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we have been slow as in fire runs....but 1st responder runs are a different story......we are out prolly 2-3 times a day on them........i know the fire business is going to be picking up here real soon as people fire up their heaters and wood stoves and fireplaces because of the weather change.........i have a feeling it will be in the next day or so because it is susposed to get into the low 30's here tonight to friday....
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We just turned on are furnas so I checked all my fire gear and made sure I had everything. I can't wait!
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We have actually ben getting busier.... We are up to an ave of 2-3 fire calls a day.... From maybe 5 a week. And for the first time in the 10 years I have been around our accident calls have blown away out AA calls 3-1! This is prob b/c we fine them all now for tripped AA! LOL
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