The color, lighting, and markings of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles are critical to safe airport operation.  The FAA Advisory Circular AC 150/5210-5D states:  “Yellowish-green is the vehicle color standard.” However, recently the age of this AC has led to questions regarding whether it needs to be re-evaluated in accordance with recent advances in color schemes, paint materials, retroreflective materials, and lighting packages. The resulting FAA-sponsored project is being undertaken cooperatively by Ohio State University, Iowa State University, and Texas A&M University.  The attached PDF provides more context and describes initial progress.  The group would also like extensive feedback from practitioners who have experience in this area.  To achieve this, a survey has been developed to record the broadest possible range of specific experiences with this color while also establishing user perceptions regarding how the AC might be modernized.

You can find the survey at

FAA Annual Meeting_Project 31_2019_for ARFF WG_r

Link on the above link to view the FAA Annual Meeting Project 31 2019