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
14.01

Aerial Extend

None
14.02

Aerial Retract

None
14.03

Aerial Elevate

None
14.04

Aerial Depress

None
14.05

Aerial Rotate CCW

None
14.06

Aerial Rotate CW

None
14.07

Aerial Articulate Extend

None
14.08

Aerial Articulate Retract

None
14.09

Aerial Articulate Elevate

None
14.10

Aerial Articulate Depress

None
14.11

Aerial Boom Raise

None
14.12

Aerial Boom Lower

None
14.13

Ladder Rungs Aligned

None
14.14

Aligned With Cradle

None
14.15

Automatic Aerial Stowing

None
14.16

Aerial Monitor Water Tower Mode

None
14.17

Aerial Monitor Rescue Mode

None
14.18

Movable Monitor Not Secure

None
14.19

Aerial Overload

None
14.20

Aerial Platform Overload

None
14.21

Aerial Platform Leveling

None
14.22

Aerial Platform Rotate CCW

None
14.23

Aerial Platform Rotate CW

None
14.24

Aerial Hours

None
14.25

Aerial Power

None
14.26

Aerial Device Enable
Control that will unlock the aerial device after it has been paused by and interlock or other event.

None
14.27

Tip Controls Enable
Control that must be engaged to allow the secondary operator to control the aerial from the tip or from the platform.

None
14.28

Aerial Waterway Wet
Indicates that the waterway is charged or full of water

None
14.29

Aerial Monitor Nozzle Angle Up
Indicates that the monitor is angled above the angle of the ladder.

None
14.30

Aerial Body Collision Alert

14.31

Aerial Body Collision – OFF

None
14.32

Aerial Device Not Stowed

None
14.33

Stabilizer Not Stowed

None
14.34

Trailer Jackknife Warning

None