The graphical symbols provided are for use on operator controls and other displays on fire and rescue apparatus. These symbols are appropriate for vehicles designed to meet NFPA 1901 Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, NFPA 1906 Standard for Wildland Apparatus, and NFPA 414 Standard for Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles.

Download the pdf file posted below to review Chapters 1-7 which cover: the scope, a list of reference documents used, definitions, a general overview, colors, a process for symbol adaption, and rules of use. Chapters 8-18 cover the complete list of the graphical symbols.

The artwork and information in this area gives the fire and rescue community an option for labeling common controls with a graphical representation of their function. This can be either in place of, or in addition to, the traditional text description. Some symbols have been adopted from already established sources, and many of the symbols are identical or similar to those being developed for use in Europe.

Symbol Number Download Symbol Graphical Symbol Symbol Description/Application Reference Number Reference Standard
12.01

Pump

3.4.1 CEN 15989
12.02

Pump Engage

None
12.03

Pump Engage Manually

None
12.04

Water Pump Engage

None
12.05

Foam Pump Engage

None
12.06

Pump Intake
Use this symbol to label the master pump intake pressure gauge and to label the pump intake valve if there is only one intake valve on the apparatus.

None
12.07

Pump Discharge
Use this symbol to label the master pump discharge pressure gauge and to label the pump discharge valve if there is only one discharge valve on the apparatus.

None
12.08

Pump Priming
Use this symbol when there is only one pump priming device on the apparatus.

3.4.2 CEN 15989
12.09

Pump Priming
Use this symbol when there are more than one priming pumps on the apparatus. Replace “N” with a number to match the pump with its control

None
12.10

Pump Drain

3.4.5 CEN 15989
12.11

Pump-to-Tank Valve

None
12.12

Tank-to-Pump Valve

None
12.13

Pump Cooling Recirculation Valve

None
12.14

Pump Water Temperature
Use this symbol illuminated in red, or in conjunction with a red lamp, to indicate that the pump water temperature is at a critical level. Use without color to label a pump water temperature gauge.

None
12.15

Pump Transmission Temperature
Use this symbol illuminated in red, or in conjunction with a red lamp, to indicate that the pump transmission temperature is at a critical level. Use without color to label a pump transmission temperature gauge.

None
12.16

Water Pump Discharge Relief

None
12.17

Foam Pump Discharge Relief

None
12.18

Pump, Low Pressure
Use this symbol to label the low pressure control position on a pump which has multiple pressure settings. This would be the single-stage setting of a two-stage pump.

None
12.19

Pump, High Pressure
Use this symbol to label the high pressure control position on a pump which has multiple pressure settings. This would be the two-stage setting of a two-stage pump.

None
12.20

Pump, Ultra High Pressure
Use this symbol to label the highest pressure control position on a pump which has more than two pressure settings.

None
12.21

Pump Heater

None
12.22

Pump Compartment Heater

None
12.23

Pump Hours
Use this symbol to label the meter that keeps track of the running time for the fire suppression pump.

None
12.24

Pump Pressure Governor

None
12.25

OK to Pump

None
12.26

Dump Chute Left OPEN

None
12.27

Dump Chute Left CLOSE

None
12.28

Dump Chute Left EXTEND

None
12.29

Dump Chute Left RETRACT

None
12.30

Dump Chute Right OPEN

None
12.31

Dump Chute Right CLOSE

None
12.32

Dump Chute Right EXTEND

None
12.33

Dump Chute Right RETRACT

None
12.34

Dump Chute Rear OPEN

None
12.35

Dump Chute Rear CLOSE

None
12.36

Dump Chute Rear EXTEND

None
12.37

Dump Chute Rear RETRACT

None