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Why is a firetruck red

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Nicole Lange

The most widely-accepted reason that fire engines are painted red dates back to the 1800s -- a time when there was a lot of competition between the fire brigades of neighboring cities and towns. The firefighters of each brigade took great pride in their pump. Each brigade wanted their rig stand out by being the cleanest, having the most brass, or being a regal color. Because red was the most expensive color, that's what color most crews chose to paint the pum


jeanette fulkerson

The reason as to why the fire engines are painted red dates back to the 1800s where there was a competition between the fire brigades of neighbouring towns and cities. Each brigade took great pride in their pump and wanted their rig stand to out by having the most brass, being the cleanest or being a regal colour. During the 1800, red was the most expensive colour and that's the colour most crews chose to paint their pump.


Trev nT

Red associated with emergency. As well colors engage humans in different ways. Studies have been done where blue colors calm And red colors alert and make excited. That's a good reason y. See it coming you notice it coming, rather than taking a deep breath. Aww we another fire truck, so relaxing.... Lol


Bruce Perkins

Firetrucks are painted to be easily visible for safety reasons. Plus red paint used to be cheapest.


Jeremy Eubank

In the 1800's stations had competitions for the nicest firetrucks so they painted them red because that was an expensive color.


Keefe Berry

Fire trucks are red because in the 1800's fire brigades painted their wagons and such red to be looked at as the best.

Most fire trucks have eight wheels and four riders. Eight and four make twelve. There are twelve inches in a ruler. A great ru

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