I like SOS too, but they’ve been a Whelen dept for ages, and I’m sure they can do great things with carbide if they just had someone knowledgeable about the available technologies out there to give direction. My fire dept has a similar problem where we have ppl on apparatus committees that don’t know about lighting technologies/programming capabilities and don’t upgrade the specs for each new batch of rigs that we buy (typically 1/2 dozen at a time), so we still TIR6 and 400 series for lower perimeter warning (instead of M4/M6 to match the upper level M9’s) & halogen scene lights on brand new rescues/ambulances.They aren't terrible, I've seen worse of course, but a few qualms I have is they should be going to SOS for the BluPrint system, the advantages it offers are worth the cost. And I'm not even a huge fan of the nForce light bar, but the system as a whole is top notch.
I also don't like the intersector lights on the pushbar being on the inside. It completely blocks their view to the side. They should be mounted on the outside of the push bar.
Lastly, and I get this is mostly just OCD and preference, but passenger side mirrors and push bar lights should be blue.
That’s our head of fleet mgmt lol....I believe he used to manage fleet for one of the major utility companies before coming to us years ago. Instead of listening to NFPA 1901 for lighting, he just uses the argument that it doesn’t apply to SUV/utility vehicles and does what he wants without logical reasons. He has way too much influence over our apparatus committees too....he’s never been a FF or paramedic, but he loves shooting down recommendations of guys on the committee that have been driving out vehicles for 20+ yearsI agree. They're probably so big that the guy making the decisions either hasn't ever driven a cop car, or surely hasn't driven one in a decade or two. The Legacy would be a nice upgrade.