SVIG General Information


To better serve our customers we've asked 3M to provide us with a letter of compliance for our SVIG Diamond Grade Chevron Paneling in regards to the ASTM and NFPA standards. Click the image above to view, download, or print the certification from 3M stating that our SVIG Chevron Paneling not only meets the standards, but exceeds them!

Our main goal here at SVI Graphics is to not only provide our customers with the best products and services available, but to also provide confidence that the products we are offering are among the best and safest in the industry! Help protect your departments’ greatest assets, FIREFIGHTERS!

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In Reference to the NFPA 1901 Document


We've had a lot of requests for a better description of exactly what the new NFPA 1901 document states in regards to striping and lettering. So, as part of our commitment to providing you with the best service we're including the information below as a reference to help you better understand the new requirements. The NFPA 1901 section identification numbers precede each description for your convenience in locating these references to the actual document. Contact SVI Graphics sales for information on our specialized solutions for these new standards. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.


14.1.6 Any door of the apparatus designed to allow persons
to enter or exit the apparatus shall have at least 96 in.2
(62,000 mm2) of retroreflective material affixed to the inside
of the door.* A retroreflective stripe(s) shall be affixed to at least
50 percent of the cab and body length on each side, excluding
the pump panel areas, and at least 25 percent of the width of
the front of the apparatus. The stripe or combination of stripes shall be a
minimum of 4 in. (100 mm) in total width. The 4 in. (100 mm) wide stripe or combination of
stripes shall be permitted to be interrupted by objects (i.e.,
receptacles, cracks between slats in roll up doors) provided
the full stripe is seen as conspicuous when approaching the
apparatus. A graphic design shall be permitted to replace all
or part of the required striping material if the design or combination
thereof covers at least the same perimeter length(s)
required by At least 50 percent of the rear-facing vertical surfaces,
visible from the rear of the apparatus, excluding any
pump panel areas not covered by a door, shall be equipped
with retroreflective striping in a chevron pattern sloping
downward and away from the centerline of the vehicle at an
angle of 45 degrees. Each stripe in the chevron shall be a single color
alternating between red and either yellow, fluorescent yellow,
or fluorescent yellow-green. Each stripe shall be 6 in. (150 mm) in width. All retroreflective materials required by and shall conform to the requirements of ASTM D 4956,
Standard Specification for Retroreflective Sheeting for Traffic Control,
Section 6.1.1 for Type I Sheeting. All retroreflective materials used to satisfy the requirements
of that are colors not listed inASTM D 4956,
Section 6.1.1, shall have a minimum coefficient of retroreflection
of 10 with observation angle of 0.2 degrees and entrance angle of
−4 degrees. Fluorescent yellow and fluorescent yellow-green
retroreflective materials used to meet the requirements of shall conform to the minimum requirements specified
for yellow Type I Sheeting in ASTM D 4956, Section 6.1.1. Any printed or processed retroreflective film construction
used to meet the requirements of and shall conform to the standards required of an integral
colored film as specified in ASTM D 4956, Section 6.1.1.

19.18.11 Where the design of the aerial device incorporates a
knuckle, the knuckle shall be as follows:
(1) Equipped with position lights or continuously illuminated
by boom lights
(2) Painted with reflective paint or provided with retroreflective
Striping All stabilizers that protrude beyond the body of the
apparatus shall be striped or painted with retroreflective material
so as to indicate a hazard or obstruction.



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