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Uniforms and the vehicles were kept clean and in order. The color of the vehicle also symbolizes its position and importance. Red was considered the most expensive color and fire brigades want their own trucks to be more popular than the rest. So they accepted red as their primary color and it makes them stand out from the rest. That's the most popular theory. Also, it may perhaps be because people usually associate fire, blood, emergencies, or royalty with red. OR Cause there's eight wheels on them and four people, and four plus eight is twelve, and twelve is a foot and a foot is a ruler, and Queen Elizabeth was a ruler, and Queen Elizabeth was also a ship, and the ship sails the sea and in the sea is fish and fish have fins, and the Finns fought the Russians and the Russians were red and that's why firetrucks are red. ;) Hope I helped. (:
Red was originally chosen to help stand out in traffic. Turns out that color is actually harder to see at night. This is why you see some firetrucks painting in that plosphoresant lime green color or bright yellow.