Helmet Colors

A helmet is a very personal thing to a firefighter. Gainesville Fire Department helmet colors indicate the following:

  • White - Fire Chief
  • Red - Company Officer
  • Black - Firefighter
  • Yellow - Rookie/Probationary Member

Rookies will wear yellow until they become a full-fledged firefighter. The bright yellow makes it easier for officers and more experienced members to monitor the rookies in order to keep them safe.