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(CBS Pittsburgh)   Yinz know what would be a good idea - lets paint the city's firetrucks gray   (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com) divider line
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2021-07-17 11:30:25 AM  
That is dumb. Firetrucks are red.
 
2021-07-17 11:50:04 AM  
Hi-viz yellow is a better color, since it doesn't occur in nature, it pops out in the brain more(there have been studies)

But 20k of gold leafing and diamond plate look better in homoerotic calendars, so of course they don't want to change
 
2021-07-17 12:28:41 PM  
And the Dalmatians will be replaced by Greyhounds!
 
2021-07-17 12:30:13 PM  
The entire city fleet is being repainted by order of Mayor Peduto

TIL Mayor Peduto's wife's cousin runs an auto detailing shop
 
2021-07-17 12:32:33 PM  

baka-san: Hi-viz yellow is a better color, since it doesn't occur in nature, it pops out in the brain more(there have been studies)

But 20k of gold leafing and diamond plate look better in homoerotic calendars, so of course they don't want to change


Who cares what sex a fire truck chooses. It's their choice. Who are we to judge.
 
2021-07-17 12:33:37 PM  
Jagoffs
 
2021-07-17 12:34:04 PM  
Of all things to spend money on right now.
 
2021-07-17 12:35:48 PM  
The entire city fleet is being repainted by order of Mayor Peduto, who wants all vehicles to be steel gray in honor of the city's steel-making past.

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They are red or yellow for a reason dumbass, so they are visible.
Painting them gray is not only a waste of money, but is going to cause accidents and injure/kill people.
 
2021-07-17 12:36:42 PM  

kdawg7736: That is dumb. Firetrucks are red.


And they all have surf boards.

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2021-07-17 12:38:42 PM  
...slated to turn gray.

I approve.

Dazzle camo!

Mazel tov!
 
2021-07-17 12:38:59 PM  
Stupid Yinzer.
 
2021-07-17 12:42:13 PM  
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2021-07-17 12:42:37 PM  
They should also paint yellow lines down the middle so they blend in better with the street!
 
2021-07-17 12:43:30 PM  

kdawg7736: That is dumb. Firetrucks are red.


Not in Grapeville,

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2021-07-17 12:44:00 PM  
He must have stopped off in Grapeville, PA

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2021-07-17 12:44:41 PM  

hlehmann: kdawg7736: That is dumb. Firetrucks are red.

Not in Grapeville,

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Wow, half second too slow.
 
2021-07-17 12:44:56 PM  
I'll take mine in fuscia please
 
2021-07-17 12:44:57 PM  

whither_apophis: The entire city fleet is being repainted by order of Mayor Peduto

TIL Mayor Peduto's wife's cousin runs an auto detailing shop


Yeah, he's making a buck off this somehow.

Release The Dogs of Forensic Accounting!
 
2021-07-17 12:44:58 PM  

Walker: The entire city fleet is being repainted by order of Mayor Peduto, who wants all vehicles to be steel gray in honor of the city's steel-making past.

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They are red or yellow for a reason dumbass, so they are visible.
Painting them gray is not only a waste of money, but is going to cause accidents and injure/kill people.


Especially in rain/fog/mist on gray roads.
 
2021-07-17 12:48:38 PM  
This change will enable them to sneak up on the fires.

// And also cause traffic accidents.
 
2021-07-17 12:52:05 PM  
How the hell did we get to the point where self-absorbed politicians., that should have gone into the movie business, are now running governments with their stupid look-at-me ideas?

"Oooh, let's make the government vehicles match for no reason."

"Oooh, put my face on the ballots."

(Probably dumb voters that think actors make good government officials because they can pretend to do their job better than people who ACTUALLY do their job.)
 
2021-07-17 12:54:31 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: Walker: The entire city fleet is being repainted by order of Mayor Peduto, who wants all vehicles to be steel gray in honor of the city's steel-making past.

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They are red or yellow for a reason dumbass, so they are visible.
Painting them gray is not only a waste of money, but is going to cause accidents and injure/kill people.

Especially in rain/fog/mist on gray roads.


Luckily Pittsburgh doesn't get a whole lot of rain, mist or fog being nestled between three rivers and some mountains.
 
2021-07-17 12:55:27 PM  

kdawg7736: That is dumb. Firetrucks are red.


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2021-07-17 12:55:54 PM  
The mayor's office said there is significant misinformation about the plans for the engines. The city said it is not changing the red base paint but may detail other parts of the truck.

I see no one in this thread has any reading comprehension.
That, or an attention span of a gnat.
 
2021-07-17 12:56:11 PM  

Weird Hal: ...slated to turn gray.

I approve.

Dazzle camo!

Mazel tov!


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2021-07-17 12:56:32 PM  
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hlehmann: kdawg7736: That is dumb. Firetrucks are red.

Not in Grapeville,

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ifky: He must have stopped off in Grapeville, PA

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dammit.
 
2021-07-17 12:57:47 PM  

ReFro: The mayor's office said there is significant misinformation about the plans for the engines. The city said it is not changing the red base paint but may detail other parts of the truck.

I see no one in this thread has any reading comprehension.
That, or an attention span of a gnat.


Do they're spending tens of thousands on ... detailing? And not on the new equipment the fire department says they need? I'm not sure that's better.
 
2021-07-17 12:58:21 PM  
Next, all turnout gear will be beige and the fire helmets purple.
 
2021-07-17 12:58:46 PM  

mofa: This change will enable them to sneak up on the fires.

// And also cause traffic accidents.


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2021-07-17 1:00:45 PM  
If you miss the lights and sirens the firetruck being red isn't going to help.
 
2021-07-17 1:01:16 PM  
A city I lived in decided day-glo pizz yella was a good idea.  A few got painted, then back to red.  It was a brief, stupid episode.
 
2021-07-17 1:09:33 PM  

austerity101: ReFro: The mayor's office said there is significant misinformation about the plans for the engines. The city said it is not changing the red base paint but may detail other parts of the truck.

I see no one in this thread has any reading comprehension.
That, or an attention span of a gnat.

Do they're spending tens of thousands on ... detailing? And not on the new equipment the fire department says they need? I'm not sure that's better.


I'm not sure if "Do they're spending tens of thousands on ... detailing?" or not, but that wasn't my point.

My point was that we need to look beyond the sensational headlines before coming to a conclusion, even if that means taking a hit on pitchfork and torch sales...
 
2021-07-17 1:10:33 PM  
Nothing should ever be what it has been ever again. We should change everything all the time to make it better than better used to be before we knew better.
 
2021-07-17 1:10:38 PM  
They should have gone for the pure Bondo look as a demonstration of urban blight and the need for more funding. But yeah there is something shady going on behind this story
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2021-07-17 1:11:51 PM  

baka-san: Hi-viz yellow is a better color, since it doesn't occur in nature, it pops out in the brain more(there have been studies)

But 20k of gold leafing and diamond plate look better in homoerotic calendars, so of course they don't want to change


I think I've read somewhere that studies had shown that the most noticeable color is a dayglo Mr. Yuck green, but when some departments tried it the public reaction was so negative that they just went back to the standard fire engine red.
 
2021-07-17 1:18:38 PM  
When I was little my grandpa explained why fire engines are red.

Fire engines are always rushin' to fires.
And Russians are always 'Red'.
So, since fire engines are always rushin', they are therefore always red.

This was the same grandpa who, when I was impressed at the circus by the bear riding a bicycle (which I myself could not do at that age), told me, "Aw, that's not a great trick. Those Russians just nailed the bear's feet to the pedals." He did not seem like he was joking, and to this day I'm not sure what to think.

I'm in favor of hi-viz yellow for emergency vehicles, but traditional red fire trucks are iconic. If you're not going traditional, go hi-viz for safety. The Grapeville fire engines make sense and look great, but I would personally make the color a little brighter or hi-viz for safety reasons.

But I can't think of any good reason for grey fire trucks, except maybe they thought beige would be too spicy.
 
2021-07-17 1:24:28 PM  

baka-san: Hi-viz yellow is a better color, since it doesn't occur in nature, it pops out in the brain more(there have been studies)

But 20k of gold leafing and diamond plate look better in homoerotic calendars, so of course they don't want to change


Battenburg markings are even better. The contrasting color blocks really stand out and you can even differentiate services with the off-color.
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2021-07-17 1:25:38 PM  
Paint it black. Better yet, use that cool new super absorbing black.
 
2021-07-17 1:26:09 PM  

hlehmann: kdawg7736: That is dumb. Firetrucks are red.

Not in Grapeville,

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Not is Pissville either.

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2021-07-17 1:26:43 PM  

cefm: baka-san: Hi-viz yellow is a better color, since it doesn't occur in nature, it pops out in the brain more(there have been studies)

But 20k of gold leafing and diamond plate look better in homoerotic calendars, so of course they don't want to change

Battenburg markings are even better. The contrasting color blocks really stand out and you can even differentiate services with the off-color.
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Also their sirens sound like three gay guys having a threesome. Wait no that's France.
 
2021-07-17 1:28:13 PM  
Paint them clear, so you can't see them at all.
 
2021-07-17 1:30:32 PM  

ReFro: The mayor's office said there is significant misinformation about the plans for the engines. The city said it is not changing the red base paint but may detail other parts of the truck.

I see no one in this thread has any reading comprehension.
That, or an attention span of a gnat.


I red it.  I just think politicians are full of shiat and after getting called out on it, the mayor is pretending that's totally not what he was going to do.
 
2021-07-17 1:31:22 PM  
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2021-07-17 1:31:26 PM  

ReFro: The mayor's office said there is significant misinformation about the plans for the engines. The city said it is not changing the red base paint but may detail other parts of the truck.

I see no one in this thread has any reading comprehension.
That, or an attention span of a gnat.


Errrrrr, no.

The mayor's office said there is significant misinformation about the plans for the engines.

="I had no idea being such c*nt would attract this much attention, help me walk it back guys."

/Not your fault for not being fluent in "politician."
 
2021-07-17 1:34:07 PM  
It doesn't necessarily have to be red, even if "fire engine red" is often used to describe that shade of red, but the whole point of the red is to make is screamingly obvious so you see it from a long distance and get the fark out of the way. Grey, being the most neutral color, is the direct opposite of that. You paint something grey when you want it to be ignored.
 
2021-07-17 1:36:04 PM  

BitwiseShift: kdawg7736: That is dumb. Firetrucks are red.

And they all have surf boards.

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You have two good points. firetrucks are often yellow because it is even more visible than red, an that is one heck of a big surf-board. It must provide room for a whole platoon of Hawaian warriors or surf bums.
 
2021-07-17 1:36:47 PM  

LewDux: Weird Hal: ...slated to turn gray.

I approve.

Dazzle camo!

Mazel tov!

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Not their catchiest song.
 
2021-07-17 1:36:54 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Paint them clear, so you can't see them at all.


Even better than urban camouflage for slipping through traffic. I was about to suggest UC.
 
2021-07-17 1:37:48 PM  

Russ1642: Paint it black. Better yet, use that cool new super absorbing black.


That is a terribly impracticable and bad idea but I like the concept. It would freak people out to not see something of that size
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2021-07-17 1:38:14 PM  
I like Peduto. I worked on his campaign. I voted for him. This is stupid. Did he get zip tied in a warehouse by a PPG wet works guy?
 
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