Fire Safety Signs

A building fire can be extremely dangerous. If a fire does happen in your property, you want to have the necessary signs in place to help occupants evacuate, assist emergency responders, and protect yourself both physically and from the liabilities associated with a fire. Brooklyn Signs provides all required FDNY and HPD fire safety signs to keep your building up to code and prepare for any emergency.

Fire Safety and Emergency Exit Signs NYC

Fire safety signs are essential in any building. In the event of a fire, these signs help guide occupants to safety and let emergency responders know critical building information so they can fight the fire as quickly as possible. For this reason, regulatory agencies like HPD, FDNY, and others require buildings install certain fire safety signs in set locations throughout the property.

Brooklyn Signs can produce any of the signs required by local agencies, as well as customized safety signs when needed. We also offer permit filing and sign installation to make sure the right signs are installed in the correct places to meet all safety regulations in effect on your building. Give us a call today at (718) 252-7575 to discuss your building and sign needs.

Examples of Our Fire Safety Signs

What Are Fire Safety Signs?

Because fire safety signs are most important during an emergency, these signs generally use a standard color, design, and shape so they can easily be recognized during an urgent situation. For colors, safety signs usually use red, black, or white with a contrasting text color for readability. Text should be kept to a maximum of three or four lines.

The required fire safety signs for your property will depend on HPD and DOB regulations for your specific building. Commonly used signs include:
  • Emergency Exit Signs – Posted on emergency exits, these signs guide building occupants to exits so they can safely leave the building in case of emergency.

  • Fire Extinguisher Signs – These give directions to fire extinguishers and/or label fire extinguishers in the building.

  • Fire Hose/Fire Pump Signs – These signs direct emergency crews to fire hoses and the pump room for the building to assist with firefighting.

  • Electrical Room Signs – In the event of an emergency, these signs indicate the location of the building’s electrical room so that emergency responders can quickly access electrical shut-off switches for the building to prevent further damage.

  • Fire Evacuation Signs – Evacuation signs can include egress maps and other building information so occupants can make a safe evacuation during a fire.

  • Fire Sprinkler System Signs – These informational signs provide occupants and emergency personnel with details about a building’s sprinkler system. This can include where the pump room is located, if the system is automatic, or if the building is not equipped with a sprinkler system.

  • No Smoking Signs– Around flammable materials, no smoking signs warn people not to smoke in the area.

  • Fire Door – Heavy weight, fire resistant doors can be used in buildings to prevent the spread of fire. These doors must remain closed in order to be effective and fire door signs can alert people not to prop fire doors open.

In order to ensure fire safety signs will be legible when needed, we use the following materials in the manufacture of these signs:

In addition to being fire retardant, these highly durable materials allow signs to withstand typical elemental conditions and offer easy cleaning so that the sign is always readable. For outdoor safety signs, we can recommend weather resistant materials and UV protected inks. Certain materials can also have reflective coating added for nighttime visibility.
Our fire safety and HPD signs can also be sized to fit your space. Any size is possible, though our most common sizes include:

  • 3” x 6”
  • 3” x 12”
  • 8.5” x 11”
  • 10” x 10”
  • 10” x 11”

While we can customize any of our signs, fire safety signs are subject to certain technical requirements by HPD and FDNY. It is important to keep in mind that any customizations will still need to be code compliant.

Benefits of Fire Safety Signs

The right signs installed in the right places are critical, and often required, for buildings in New York City. Fire safety signs from Brooklyn Signs offer these key benefits:

Promotes Safety

Nobody expects a fire. But when it happens, it’s important those on your property feel prepared. Proper signage can make visitors to your building feel secure and encourages them to observe safety measures to prevent fires from starting.

Meets Local Building Ordinances

The Housing Preservation and Development department and FDNY impose strict safety measures on buildings in NYC. Not only does installing the correct signage keep your tenants and property safe in the event of a fire, these signs protect owners from fees and financial or criminal responsibility for noncompliance.


In order for fire safety signs to be effective, they must be present and readable at all times, even in poor conditions. These signs are made of high-quality, flame resistant materials that last so the sign will be there if it’s needed.

Fires can be a building owner’s worst fear, but high-quality and properly installed signs can mean the difference between safety and significant damage.

Why Choose Brooklyn Signs


By reinvesting in technology for our team, our in-house manufacturing process makes it possible for us to provide efficient service at some of the best prices in the industry, all without sacrificing quality.

Fast Turnaround

As many fire safety signs are smaller and use standard designs, turn around time is usually about 1 to 3 days. Customization needs can change this timeline, although we do offer rush service as well.

Full Service

We offer design assistance, fabrication, and installation services for fire safety signs to make sure your signs are installed in the correct places. We can also assist with permit filing with the various regulatory agencies.

Contact Brooklyn Signs Today for Fire Safety Signs

When it comes to these essential signs, it is critical to have all the proper signs you need to be placed on your property quickly. There also isn’t any room for mistakes, meaning it’s important to work with a company that has experience in these sign designs.

Brooklyn Signs can work with you throughout the ordering process to ensure you have the right signs and the necessary permits, and then assist with installation so that your building is prepared in case of emergency. To get started, give us a call today.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

What is Your Return Policy?

Your satisfaction is our goal. While we cannot offer returns on most custom products, we will accept any returns when it is our error, and we have created something outside of scope. Any time we have made an error, we will accept a return and discuss the idea of creating a new sign in its place. If you ever receive a broken sign, or you find that a sign isn’t working properly (such as a neon sign), please let us know right away.

What Signs Are Best For Indoors?

All signs last longer when they are inside of your property. Some signs, like neon signs and foam board signs, are almost exclusively meant for indoors. However, metal signs, vinyl signs, aluminum signs, wood signs, and nearly all the signs listed above for outdoor signs also work great as indoor signs depending on your needs.

What Signs Are Best For Outdoors?

There are many different signs that are durable enough for the outdoors. Some of the best materials include wooden signs, aluminum signs, plastic signs, and PVC signs. Banners and vinyl signs can also be great outdoors, but may not be meant to provide you with a permanent sign solution as the weather can cause staining and wrinkles. Many types of lighted signs, such as channel letters and light box signs, are meant for the outdoors.

What Are “Wraps” and How Do They Work?

Wraps are pieces of thin, self-adhesive vinyl. They fit on flat surfaces, such as metal and glass. They can come in black and white or full color, and they pop from whatever surface they are affixed to. We create primarily vehicle wraps and window wraps, branding your property, cars, and trucks and making sure that they provide you with a rolling advertisement that is designed to last.

How Can I Care For My Signs So They Last Longer?

Every sign has its own unique needs. Small metal signs need only be wiped down when it is dusty, and can withstand heavy cleaners. Banners can only be cleaned with gentle soap and water, and can only be rolled up – never folded – or they will have permanent creases and possibly damage the lettering. It is best to ask us after you order your sign, and we’ll gladly give you the information you need to continue to care for your sign.

What Are Sign Rentals?

Creating a custom sign takes time and effort. But not everyone needs a custom sign. Often we’re contacted by those looking for everything from common and unique signs that they can use for a variety of projects – from filming movies to creating a theme at weddings, and more.That’s why we have many different sign rental options available. We have unique bathroom signs, “OPEN” signs, grand opening signs, adult signs (for themed events, plays, and movies) and more. We can’t guarantee that we have every sign in stock, but we do have a huge selection of sign rentals to choose from. Contact us to find out If we have a sign available, and what it would cost to create the sign if we don’t.

Do You Offer Design Services?

Yes. If you have an idea, but need someone to design the sign for you, we can help. We have expert design services with decades of expertise that can create beautiful custom signs that are specific to your needs. We also work with legal and regulatory signs, and can create signs that are easy to read and long lasting.