Odessa Fire Rescue makes change to its firefighter helmet color tradition
Odessa Fire Rescue is making a change to its tradition of giving out firefighter helmet colors by rank.
Rookies at OFR currently receive black helmets, which will continue. In the past, however, captains and chiefs received a white helmet.
Now, when firefighters are promoted to captain, they will receive a red helmet. Only chiefs will wear white helmets.
Why does this matter?
“This plays a pivotal role in knowing who is in charge at the scene of a fire and can impact their plan of attack,” city officials said. “Plus, who doesn’t love tradition, right?”