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
17.01

Panel Light
Use this symbol for the pump panel light control, instrument panel light control, or similar lighting that illuminates controls or gauges.

15.16 5012 SAE J1362 IEC 60417
17.02

Dome Light

15.7 1421B SAE J1362 ISO 7000
17.03

Flood Light

1204 ISO 7000
17.04

Adjustable Work Light

1142 ISO 7000
17.05

Reading Light

3.2.10 CEN 15989
17.06

Engine Compartment Light

None
17.07

Pump Compartment Light

None
17.08

Hose Bed Light

None
17.09

Front Scene Light

None
17.10

Rear Scene Light

None
17.11

Left Side Scene Light

None
17.12

Right Side Scene Light

None
17.13

Perimeter Ground Lights

None
17.14

Elevating Light

None
17.15

Elevating Light Raise

None
17.16

Elevating Light Lower

None
17.17

Elevating Light Elevate

None
17.18

Elevating Light Depress

None
17.19

Elevating Light Rotate CCW

None
17.20

Elevating Light Rotate CW

None
17.21

Elevating Light Stow
Use this symbol regardless of how the light and mast physically fold up.

None
17.22

Aerial Base Lights

None
17.23

Aerial Tip Lights

None
17.24

Aerial Ladder Climbing Lights

None
17.25

Day-Night Switch

3.2.9 CEN 15989
17.26

Low level interior illumination
To identify the control for the interior compartment lighting used to assist in maintaining the dark adaptation (night vision) of the operator while providing illumination to the interior.

2667 ISO 7000
17.27

Aerial Tip Light – Line Voltage

None
17.28

Aerial Tip Light – Low Voltage

None
17.29

Blocking Mode – Night

None
17.30

Platform Bucket Bottom Lights

None
17.31

Platform Bucket Front Lights

None
17.32

Platform Bucket Side Lights

None
17.33

Emergency Master Lighting
(Preferred RED Switch Color)

None
17.34

Elevating Light Behind Cab Left Side

None
17.35

Elevating Light Behind Cab Right Side

None
17.36

Elevating Light Rear Body Left Side

None
17.37

Elevating Light Rear Body Right Side

None
17.38

Warning Lights, Front

None
17.39

Warning Lights, Side

None
17.40

Warning Lights, Rear

None
17.41

Scene Lights, Front

None
17.42

Scene Lights, Rear

None
17.43

Alley Light, Left Side

None
17.44

Alley Light, Right Side

None
17.45

Scene Lights, Left Side

None
17.45F

Scene Lights, Left, Front

None
17.45R

Scene Lights, Left, Rear

None
17.46

Scene Lights, Right Side

None
17.46F

Scene Lights, Right, Front

None
17.46R

Scene Lights, Right, Rear

None
17.47

Headlamp Wig-Wag

None
17.48

Warning Light, Mechanical Spinning

None
17.49

White Warning Lights OFF

None
17.50

Warning Light, Single, Front

None
17.51

Compartment Light

None
17.52

Light Bar

None
17.53

Brow Light Narrow Beam

None
17.54

Brow Light Wide Beam

None
17.55

Headlights Flashing

None
17.56

Docking Lights

None
17.57

Command Light, Green

None