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** Fire engine red **

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Fire Engine Red
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #CE2029
sRGB^*B*    (r, g, b) (206, 32, 41)
CMYK^*H*   (c, m, y, k) (0, 89, 80, 19)
HSV       (h, s, v) (357°, 89%, 81%)
Source [1]
*B*: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
*H*: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Engine 42 in Butte County, California

*Fire engine red* is an intense, bright red commonly used on emergency
vehicles in the United States and Canada, mostly on, as the name implies,
fire engines.

Engine 6 of the New York City Fire Department

Most traditional older fire departments in larger U.S. central cities of
major metropolitan areas use this color for their fire engines, but many
suburbs and smaller cities now use the color chartreuse yellow for their
fire engines because of its supposed greater visibility at night. Some
departments have a mix of both. However, yellow fire trucks were later
found to have an increase in accident rates, as motorists had trouble
identifying the vehicle as a fire truck, instead of other utility vehicles.

In Europe a different shade of red is used.

*See also[edit]*

· List of colors
· International orange
· Safety orange
· School bus yellow

*External


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_engine_red

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