There’s no doubting that a set of custom emergency vehicle graphics can make a huge difference in your community. Not only can fresh clean graphics instill a sense of pride, they will also work toward keeping you and those around you safe during an emergency. Custom vehicle wraps will help you flex your creativity while letting everyone know who you are.
If you’ve followed along with our blog in the past you know that we provide top quality graphics and lettering for every type of emergency vehicle. Whether you need graphics for ambulance and EMS vehicles, police cruisers, or even fire trucks, we’ve got you covered. For this month’s blog we wanted to discuss the three main types of emergency vehicle graphics and how they differ from one another.
The biggest challenges with ambulance graphics is being seen and informing the public who your are. This is often referred to as cognitive visibility. The best way to do that is to make your ambulance design stand out. Choosing contrasting colors for your design, adding rear chevrons and using reflective striping all play a crucial role. Additionally, ambulance decals and stickers are perfect for passing information. Adding common ambulance logos like the “Star of Life” or the “Red Cross” are common choices. Custom ambulance graphics like these will let everyone around know they need to be cautious.
Police car design is usually split into two categories. You either want to make a statement with your presence or you want to fly under the radar for more covert patrolling. Either way, there is a lot of room for creativity to make your police car graphics something unique to you. Working police decals into your design that are specific to your township or community is always a good choice. Whether you decide to go with traditional or stealth graphics, you’ll want them to look good so that you’re sending the right message to the public.
Fire truck graphics share a lot of the same guidelines as ambulance graphics. Fire engines are mostly used for emergencies so it’s imperative to have your graphics working for you. Descriptive fire department vehicle decals and rear chevrons are not only a good idea, they are required by the National Fire Safety Administration. Though a lot of your fire truck design will be influenced by these protocols, there is still room for customization. Just check out some of the graphics we’ve put together for other municipalities around WNY.