Tinted windows on Union Co Fire truck...
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Worden

Dahlonega, GA

#21 Jan 20, 2012
No.
Hiding behind tinted windows is " Whats bothering us".

Everyone knows it done to hide behind.

Any other reason is BS.
Informed Opinion wrote:
Wow.
Window tinting on Emergency Vehicles bothering us.
Please:
donate time to a charity,
take the kids fishing, or the library,
take Mom or Dad to breakfast,
visit the hospital and cheer up a sick friend,
read a book,
bake a cake.
go for a walk,
hike the trail,
have a beer,(and a good cigar),
relax and enjoy life.
it's just too short.
Oh - and cheer for whoever is playing the Giants.
IPO

Dawsonville, GA

#22 Jan 20, 2012
Worden wrote:
No.
Hiding behind tinted windows is " Whats bothering us".
Everyone knows it done to hide behind.
Any other reason is BS.
<quoted text>
You are better off not knowing what your wife is doing inside that truck.
Get a life

Sycamore, GA

#23 Jan 29, 2012
DUH wrote:
<quoted text>Let me add!
Or for the sake of God, just go get laid.
Most of these people just lack sex from what i read and are just too up tight.
I'm so glad you posted that. It'll make ya a new person with a new attitude!
AZFD

Queen Creek, AZ

#24 Jun 28, 2013
Windows are tinted to keep the cabs cool. When engines are on a fire, and no rehab unit is available, it is common practice to rehab in the cab of the engine. This provides shade, quiet, gets you out of smoke, and keeps you out of traffic. Air conditioning systems operate at peak efficiency when at road RPM. However, when the engine is providing power to the pump, RPM can vary significantly depending on the volume of water being pumped, therefore reducing the capacity of the A/C. Also, if the engine runs hot, the A/C is the first thing to get shut off.

Also, if the A/C breaks, it makes the truck more tolerable until it can be repaired.(and yes, it can get very hot in the cab, even with the windows down. Most fire engines have a "dog house" in the cab which covers the heat producing diesel. It's not uncommon for not-so-old apparatus not to have a heater simply because of this heat.)

As far as visibility is concerned, windows roll down. Front glass is almost always lighter (or untinted) and some are two-shades. If it's raining, you should be slowing down a bit anyway.

Tint provides U/V protection which help prevent aging of the plastics in the cab, as well as helps reduce U/V exposure to turnout gear, which is often kept in the cab.(Also, if the truck is parked outside for any length of time without A/C, the heating of the cab effectively "pre-heats" the turnout gear. Putting on hot gear before going into a fire adds to heat stress, which reduces your ability to effective fight fire.)

99% of tint on trucks is done for legit reasons.
firefighter

Braselton, GA

#25 Jun 28, 2013
People need to get there act together. NO FIRE APPARATUS HAS ANY WINDOW TINT APPLIED OTHER THAN THE FIRE CHIEF, CAPTAIN AND EXPEDITION THAT RUNS MED CALLS HAVE WINDOW TINT. Same goes for the ambulances. Only Windows that are tinted are for patient privacy. People just trying to stir the pot. Get facts together.
get real

Homer, GA

#26 Jun 28, 2013
firefighter wrote:
People need to get there act together. NO FIRE APPARATUS HAS ANY WINDOW TINT APPLIED OTHER THAN THE FIRE CHIEF, CAPTAIN AND EXPEDITION THAT RUNS MED CALLS HAVE WINDOW TINT. Same goes for the ambulances. Only Windows that are tinted are for patient privacy. People just trying to stir the pot. Get facts together.
Hey, topix peeps haven't anything better to do. Always trying to bust someone's balls. I might add without much success. LOL
have a question

Summerville, SC

#27 Jun 29, 2013
firefighter wrote:
People need to get there act together. NO FIRE APPARATUS HAS ANY WINDOW TINT APPLIED OTHER THAN THE FIRE CHIEF, CAPTAIN AND EXPEDITION THAT RUNS MED CALLS HAVE WINDOW TINT. Same goes for the ambulances. Only Windows that are tinted are for patient privacy. People just trying to stir the pot. Get facts together.
Maybe possible but how does Fire Chief & Captain ensure patient privacy?
UC Voter

Homer, GA

#28 Jun 29, 2013
Worden wrote:
No.
Hiding behind tinted windows is " Whats bothering us".
Everyone knows it done to hide behind.
Any other reason is BS.
<quoted text>

Another paranoid SOB.
Murphy

Atlanta, GA

#29 Jun 30, 2013
The majority of voters put a new sheriff in office, when he said the tint comes off. Maybe the commissioner needs to be told the same, for any county vehicle. I
That's just a waste of tax money. Of course Lamar's secretary's son, who does the tinting on all county cars, sure likes those fat checks. Keep tinting cars Lamar lol
Get a life

Montréal, Canada

#30 Jul 4, 2013
This exemplifies why I am glad I do not live in a small town. Too many busybodies with nothing to do to keep their little minds occupied. Someone is actually worried about this topic?
answer

Maysville, GA

#31 Jul 4, 2013
We are also glad you do not live in this small town.
Get a life wrote:
This exemplifies why I am glad I do not live in a small town. Too many busybodies with nothing to do to keep their little minds occupied. Someone is actually worried about this topic?

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