Firefighters and shiny things and flashing lights

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Firefighters and shiny things and flashing lights

Postby shootemup » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:44 pm

Was on Van Isle last weekend for a course and passed through Colwood. Noticed an accident scene at an intersection, and one of the responding vehicles was a red Tahoe, unmarked, displaying white/yellow/red lights. Apparently a fire department vehicle...

Just wondering why the fire department needs an unmarked Tahoe with hideaway lighting? Is this for doing surveillance on those sneaky fires?
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Re: Firefighters and shiny things and flashing lights

Postby mark y » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:58 pm

That's a Chief's vehicle. View Royal FD I think. Chiefs often like to have vehicles that aren't so overt, 'cause they take them home (and everywhere).

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Re: Firefighters and shiny things and flashing lights

Postby th » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:23 pm

The Chief and Deputy Chiefs here all have unmarked red Dodge Rams that they take home with them.
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Re: Firefighters and shiny things and flashing lights

Postby Whistler » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:10 am

In Ottawa the chief has a chromed out hemi charger with hideaway lights all over.

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Re: Firefighters and shiny things and flashing lights

Postby GoodWitness » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:41 am

Your tax dollars at work. Still, they deserve the perks - no doubt they worked their way up to the top, there's a lot of sleeping, grocery shopping and truck washing that goes into getting a car like that.

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Re: Firefighters and shiny things and flashing lights

Postby goaliegibson » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:34 pm

proactive fire patrol, clearly.
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Re: Firefighters and shiny things and flashing lights

Postby gotchya » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:31 am

goaliegibson wrote:proactive fire patrol, clearly.

Stealth fire cars..
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Re: Firefighters and shiny things and flashing lights

Postby Bitterman » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:54 am

shootemup wrote:
Just wondering why the fire department needs an unmarked Tahoe with hideaway lighting?



I thought Fridays were "why does (insert agency) need flashy lights on the vehicles?" thread day
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Re: Firefighters and shiny things and flashing lights

Postby shootemup » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:12 pm

Sorry, I jumped the gun with this thread. Please backdate it to today.

With that said, who can justify why my agency would need flashy light thingies on our cars, so I can pitch it to management? (this is not intended to be taken seriously).
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