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.

Brooklyn Signs, as a full sign fabricator, is able to create snap frames in almost any size as well as the displays that fit into them. These frames come in different colors, sizes, and more, all designed using durable aluminum material. Learn more or order your snap frames today by calling us at (718) 252-7575.

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Different Types of 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:

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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.

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Fire Extinguisher Signs

These give directions to fire extinguishers and/or label fire extinguishers in the building.

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Fire Evacuation Signs

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

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Fire Hose/Fire Pump Signs 

These signs direct emergency crews to fire hoses and the pump room for the building to assist with firefighting.

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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.

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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.

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No Smoking Signs 

Around flammable materials, no smoking signs warn people not to smoke in the area.

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Fire Door Signs

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

Material and Customization Options

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.

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.

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

Finishing Options

Our fire safety and HPD signs can also be sized to fit your space. Any size is possible, though our most common sizes include:

Material Options

Benefits of Fire Safety Signs

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

Clean and Modern Look

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.

Fast Turnaround


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.

Why Choose Brooklyn Signs?

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High-Quality Materials

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.
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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.


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

Fire safety signs are placed at various locations based on their purpose. For instance, fire evacuation signs go near emergency exits, emergency exit signs are placed where people can leave during emergencies, fire extinguisher signs are near fire extinguishers, etc.
These signs are made from materials that allow easy identification, cleaning, and clear visibility. Materials used include Aluminum, Aluminum Composite, Acrylic, Plastic (PVC), and Styrene.
Safety signs include Prohibition or Fire Signs (shutting down signs, emergency signs), Caution Signs (being careful signs, take precaution signs), Emergency Escape Signs (doors, exits, escape routes), and Mandatory Signs (specific behavior or action signs).
Safety signs have specific colors and shapes for readability from a distance. Shapes and colors vary: Prohibition signs are circular and red, Warning signs are triangular and yellow, Mandatory signs are circular and blue, Safe Condition signs are rectangular and green, Fire Equipment signs are red with symbols or text, and Supplementary Information signs have different shapes and colors.
Safety signs are usually standard for visibility and safety. Standard colors offered are black, blue, white, and red.
Fire safety signs required in buildings include EXIT signs for locating exits, high visibility fire extinguisher signs, fire action signs detailing fire measures, prohibition signs for inappropriate behavior, among others.
Fire safety signs must be recognizable and readable even from a distance. Text should be a maximum of 3 lines, and the signs themselves should be of a size that’s easily visible.
Standard sizes offered for these signs are 3” x 6”, 3” x 12”, 8.5” x 11”, 10” x 10”, and 10” x 11”.
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