I can't see you . . . .
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 | Author: Dav

I got held up in traffic the other day, mainly because there was a building fire close to where I live. What got to me was the new fire department uniforms. For some reason, it looks like we've roped in Andy Warhol (and maybe his weight in coke) to design these colour swatches.

You call that a colour pallet?

I can't understand what they were going for. Fire cameo? If it was me, and I was headed into a blazing inferno, I'd like to do it knowing that if I fell over or something, that my buddies would be able to find me in all that smoke and flames and stuff. That's why a lot of first responders and other jobs that require high visibility get issued clothing with luminescent strips. So that they are visible.

Lets look at a simple comparison here. I'd make a uniform that stands out in a fire. A fire where, the bulk of the basic colours you'll be seeing would be either red, orange, red AND orange, and thereabouts.

Bob, Bob! What are you DOING? I can clearly see the guy through all those flames! Jesus man, what have you been smoking?

So lets go with what we have instead:

Oh. My. God. Bob, that is PERFECT! Lets just add in a little more red and orange, and we can safely camouflage ourselves in that fire!

Well I'm pretty sure that will work out real well in practice.

Damn, I should have put on my smoking jacket instead

Dav out

I know the things you wanted
They're not what you have
With all the people talkin'
It's driving you mad

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On 5:02 pm , Jerry Phoon said...

Because they want to show the fire that they are allies. So the fire won't eat them alive.

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