Why are Texas Township Fire/Rescue vehicles lime-green/yellow instead of red?

If other factors are the same, the probability of a visibility-related accident for a red or red/white pumper is greater than the probability for a lime-green/yellow pumper. Lime-green/yellow fire pumpers are significantly statistically safer than all red and red/white fire pumpers. These were the findings of researchers Stephen S. Solomon and James G. King during research in the 1970s and 1980s. Solomon is a practicing optometrist and consultant on color and safety. King is an electrical engineer who holds patents for electronic circuits that carry out numeric algorithms. Both have long-term experience as volunteer firefighters. 

For this study, Solomon and King analyzed data from the Dallas Fire Department, the Dallas Department of Transportation, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because of this study, Texas Township began painting their vehicles the lime-green/yellow color in the late 1970s.

Many other departments around the country, including Detroit and Kalamazoo, also painted their trucks this color. Many departments moved back to red colored vehicles when the science of reflective stripes improved so that a small amount of stripes on the vehicle provided enough visibility to meet national standards. Texas Township has elected to retain the lime-green/yellow vehicles because of the amount of incidents we respond to on higher speed roadways such as West Q Avenue and Interstate 94. We feel this provides our emergency responders and area drivers a safer environment. 

See this article for more information on the study.

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1. When I call 911 for a medical emergency, why does the Fire Department show up?
2. Can I burn leaves, brush, or other yard waste on my property?
3. Why do I sometimes see an emergency vehicle go through an intersection with lights and sirens on, and then, after they go through, turn them off and slow down?
4. Sometimes I see a car, pickup truck, or other every-day vehicle with flashing red lights and a siren coming down the street. Is this a fire department vehicle? What do I do?
5. Why do some fire trucks park down the street from an incident?
6. Why do firefighters cut holes in the roof of a building during a fire? Doesn't this do even more damage to the house?
7. What is the Texas Township Fire Department radio frequency?
8. What is the Township's Fire Insurance Protection Class?
9. Where should I install smoke detectors in my home?
10. My smoke detector emits a small beep every few minutes. Does this mean it needs to be replaced?
11. I'm replacing my old smoke detectors with new ones. What can I do with the old ones?
12. My carbon monoxide detector's alarm is sounding. What should I do?
13. I've stopped by the fire station several times, and nobody seems to be there. Where is everyone?
14. How many firefighters work for the Texas Township Fire Department?
15. What kind of schedule do firefighters work?
16. Why are Texas Township Fire/Rescue vehicles lime-green/yellow instead of red?
17. How do I request a copy of an incident report?
18. Do you offer CPR classes?
19. Do you inspect child car safety seats?
20. Can I use an outdoor grill (gas, propane, charcoal) on my apartment deck or patio?
21. Do you fill swimming pools or pump out basements?
22. Do you repair fire extinguishers, or recharge fire extinguishers that have been used?
23. Who do I call to schedule Texas Township Fire Truck, Firefighter, or Fire Safety Class at my function, or to schedule a tour of a Fire Station?
24. How can I get a fire inspection for my business?
25. Does Texas Township have Tornado Warning Sirens?
26. Does Texas Township provide fire services to the City of Portage, Oshtemo Township or Village of Mattawan?