What do you think of the retro-reflective marking requirements on fire extinguishers? The guidelines in NFPA 1917 are similar to those in NFPA 1901. Specific requirements are listed below. 6″ x 30` reflective chevron tape tape. Easy to install. Simply peel and stick on a clean, dry surface. The NFPA 1901 standard states that fire and rescue vehicles must alternately have yellow and red chevronnaires on 50% of the rear of the vehicle. The 6″ bands must be angled downwards at an angle of 45 degrees to the center and alternately red and yellow. The V98 fluorescent lime/yellow and red prisms are also compliant. On this page, we offer 30-foot rolls of reflective chevron strips in four types or varieties of tape. 15.9.3.3.1 All retroreflective films and materials used to meet the requirements of 15.9.3.1, which are colours not listed in clause 6.1.1 of ASTM D 4956, shall have a minimum dorsal retro-reflection coefficient of 10 candelas with an angle of observation of 0.2 degrees and an input angle of −4 degrees. 3. Our “Crystal Grade” tape is a very thick and sturdy ribbon that is often seen on the brightest road signs.

It`s a 10-year-old Type 8 film and it`s the brightest of all Chevron ribbons. It is about the thickness of a guitar pick and works great on flat, smooth surfaces. It is not thin like Reflexite films, but very bright. The 6″ x 30` rolls cost $129.99 each. To install it, simply detach the back from the tape and press it firmly on a clean, dry surface. All our rolls of chevron strips are 6 inches wide. 30-foot wheels are available on this page. 15.9.3.2. At least 50 per cent or half of the rearward-facing vertical surfaces visible from the rear of the fire extinguisher, “no” containing areas of the pump lining not covered by a door, shall be fitted with retro-reflective chevron strips inclined downwards away from the centre line of the vehicle at an angle of 45 degrees.

(see photo above) The guidelines for NFPA 1906 are the same as for NFPA 1901, except that the lid on the back of the vehicle does not need to be in a chevron pattern and can be monochrome. This is especially true because parking the device at an angle to the approaching driver makes the rear chevron visually inefficient for oncoming traffic. 15.9.3.3.2 Fluorescent yellow and fluorescent yellow-green retroreflective materials used to meet the requirements of 15.9.3.2 shall meet the minimum requirements for Type I yellow plates of clause 6.1.1 of ASTM D 4956. Retroreflective strips on fire extinguishers were listed as a guideline in NFPA 1901 of 1991. The 2009 edition of NFPA 1901 added reflective strips in the back chevron and it remains in the current issue. As defined in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and adopted by the NFPA, the purpose of retroreflective strips is to reduce traffic accidents, as well as traffic fatalities and injuries, by adequately illuminating the roadway and improving the visibility of motor vehicles on public roads so that their presence is perceived and their signals understood. both in daylight and in the dark or in other conditions of limited visibility. At least 50% of the rearward-facing vertical surfaces are covered with a chevron pattern, with alternately an approved red stripe of 6.00 inches and an approved yellow stripe of 6.00 inches tilted downwards and away from the axis of the vehicle at an angle of 45 degrees. 15.9.3.2.1 Each band used in the chevron drawing shall be monochrome, alternating yellow and red. Stripes and graphic colorsThe need for reflective strips is not a problem. Not even the colors of the rear rafters.

That fire departments specify individualized graphics on the side of their platforms, this is not the case either. I call graphics any lettering, scratches, logos or designs that are not required by NFPA 1901. The NFPA has imposed certain colors for the rear rafters because they are supposed to be the safest. I believe that the same level of safety is provided on all sides of an oil rig. All side and front stripes required by the NFPA must meet the same color criteria as the rear chevrons. If a fire department wants to have an individualized graph on the side of its platforms, so be it.