|Fire Engine Red
| Color coordinates
|sRGBB (r, g, b)
||(206, 32, 41)
|CMYKH (c, m, y, k)
||(0, 89, 80, 19)
|HSV (h, s, v)
||(357°, 89%, 81%)
|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.
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.