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Robert Davidson
02-21-2012, 10:48 PM
http://crisisdynamics.squarespace.com/civil-defense-logos/were-rolling-old-school/

I was familar with the triangle on circle civil defense logo but I had never seen all the other official logos for other units and services.....this webiste shows them all...might make a fun trivial pursuit or flash card game to see if people can guess what they mean...

Anyone guess this one?

Paul Steinberg
02-21-2012, 11:23 PM
You have to think like a government worker. The lightning bolt probably indicates that you are a electrician or telecommunications vehicle.

Chris M. Kelley
02-22-2012, 01:21 AM
It means Civil Defense Messenger. I have a lot of Civil Defense stuff, I think it's more catchy than Emergency Management. In fact, I have a borough civil defense MT500 on my desk. I should probably give it back, but since the frequency was defunct on 1/1, and it doesn't seem to work after the 20hrs it spent in my coat during TS Lee.. I think I'll keep it for my troubles. But I'm almost 100% sure it means Messenger. Final Answer.

Robert Davidson
02-22-2012, 07:58 AM
I thought electrician but its "messenger".

try this one! could be " emergency manager" and that's the hill you endlessly roll your plans up only to see the next budget roll them back down...

Steve Lichtman
02-22-2012, 09:35 AM
Were I living in that era, this one would be mine.

Jerry Jacobson
02-22-2012, 04:47 PM
This was mine.

Robert Davidson
02-22-2012, 09:38 PM
I thought groan meant it was funny......and now I can't retract it.... like sending email at work until I realized you could " re-call" it...

Rick Franklin
02-22-2012, 09:43 PM
You have to think like a government worker. The lightning bolt probably indicates that you are a electrician or telecommunications vehicle.

If we think like a government worker, nothing will get accomplished here but out taxes will go up!

Chris M. Kelley
02-23-2012, 12:38 AM
Basically the director or warden, eg air raid warden. There is a kinda funny Laurel and Hardy film called Air Raid Wardens.

John Royark JR
02-23-2012, 09:02 AM
I know this is going to sound stupid but what exactly is civil defence?
I know the late PCS menmber Lloyd Ray had civil defence decals on his 62 C/B Chevy.

Jerry Jacobson
02-23-2012, 10:24 AM
I know this is going to sound stupid but what exactly is civil defence?
I know the late PCS menmber Lloyd Ray had civil defence decals on his 62 C/B Chevy.

Civil defense, civil defence (see spelling differences) or civil protection is an effort to protect the citizens of a state (generally non-combatants) from military attack. It uses the principles of emergency operations: prevention, mitigation, preparation, response, or emergency evacuation, and recovery. Programs of this sort were initially discussed at least as early as the 1920s and were implemented in many countries, but only became widespread in the USA after the threat of nuclear weapons was realized.

Since the end of the Cold War, the focus of civil defense has largely shifted from military attack to emergencies and disasters in general. The new concept is described by a number of terms, each of which has its own specific shade of meaning, such as crisis management, emergency management, emergency preparedness, contingency planning, emergency services, and civil protection. (This definition and more is found in Wikipedia.):thumb:

John ED Renstrom
02-23-2012, 11:29 AM
:thumb:

but since Wikipedia is full of inaccurate facts that are pure guess work on the part of anyone that wants to post it, can we believe it. the dumbing down of America goes on. smart phone any one.

Chris M. Kelley
02-23-2012, 11:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw1VDL9X9Zw

Kenn Evans II
02-24-2012, 02:31 AM
My 63 has the Delta dot on the radio bar, it was the clear channel AM for emergencies and natural disasters. Cool to see this post and bring back memories. My son wanted to know what the triangel was for on the radio last week and this is like deajaavoo.. Thanks

Steve Lichtman
02-25-2012, 07:59 AM
Federal Civil Defense Agency - 1950's
Federal Emergency Management Agency - 1980's
Department of Homeland Security - 2000's

Not to knock anyone who works/worked for any of these agencies, but the "novel" ideas seem to come up again and again.

Mike McDonald
02-25-2012, 06:21 PM
Federal Civil Defense Agency - 1950's
Federal Emergency Management Agency - 1980's
Department of Homeland Security - 2000's

Not to knock anyone who works/worked for any of these agencies, but the "novel" ideas seem to come up again and again.

Steve: There was also an era prior to FEMA circa early 60s' to late 70's that the Army Corps of Engineers was the lead federal agency for any natural disasters ie; floods, earthquakes, building-bridge collapses etc. I think the best FEMA Director ever was James Lee Witt under Bill Clinton. On the surface he was just a "good ole Arkansas boy", but he got things done quickly and without all the wasted motion and money since Katrina you hear about under "Brownies" tenure with George Bush. I was appointed and one of (28) people who served on the original FEMA-USAR Steering and Advisory Committee that created the first (25) Nationwide Task Forces including (8) here in CA at the time. MM

Dave Lisiecki
02-25-2012, 09:59 PM
I bought some vintage CD vehicles stickers from a generous person on ebay several years ago. I wasn't aware of all the other symbols.
Neat page on the CD rescue service: http://www.civildefensemuseum.com/rescueserv/index.html

Robert Davidson
02-26-2012, 07:33 PM
I remember a thread on the website here that described the CD Heavy Rescue trucks that were known as " Calamity Jane's" .. The last link shows what I think might be that truck... does anyone have a picture of the "Calamity Jane" character they painted on them? I figure it was probably like bomber nose art...but maybe a little tamer so the ladies auxuliary wouldnt get upset...

As for this logo.... the " ran out of coffee emergency?"

Jerry Jacobson
02-27-2012, 01:18 AM
I remember a thread on the website here that described the CD Heavy Rescue trucks that were known as " Calamity Jane's" .. The last link shows what I think might be that truck... does anyone have a picture of the "Calamity Jane" character they painted on them? I figure it was probably like bomber nose art...but maybe a little tamer so the ladies auxuliary wouldnt get upset...

As for this logo.... the " ran out of coffee emergency?"

There were no applications of "nose art" on these trucks. They were painted per government specs.

Robert Davidson
02-27-2012, 05:22 PM
Lots of good pics on this thread....http://yngfire.com/index.php?topic=8270.0

and one with a "calamity jane" logo on the door...

http://www.americanmovietrucks.com/ReoCivilDefense.html

Jerry Jacobson
02-28-2012, 12:37 AM
Lots of good pics on this thread....http://yngfire.com/index.php?topic=8270.0

and one with a "calamity jane" logo on the door...

http://www.americanmovietrucks.com/ReoCivilDefense.html

I stand corrected. :stars:

Mike McDonald
02-28-2012, 09:37 PM
Lots of good pics on this thread....http://yngfire.com/index.php?topic=8270.0

and one with a "calamity jane" logo on the door...

http://www.americanmovietrucks.com/ReoCivilDefense.html

The one shown in this thread is the 1954 REO-SWIFT one we found and completely restored about 10 years ago and later sold to Brad Boyijian who has a movie car and prop rental business in So-Cal amoung other ventures. Brad also owns one of the GM POWER TRAIN UNITS (not the one that sold for millions at the BJ Auction) and has recently been advertising it in Hemmings. This CD-REO was originally assigned new to Monterey County (CA) as CD-61. We also bought another one that was assigned to the City & County of San Francisco for parts. We had the "Calamity Jane" Artwork recreated on a disc if anyone needs the full size door version shown? MM