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NFPA 1901 Standard For Automotive Fire Apparatus 2016 Edition For Vehicles Less Than 25 feet

The following will provide a quick overview of what you need to ensure your small emergency vehicle’s warning light system complies with NFPA 1901. A small apparatus is defined in NFPA 1901 as a vehicle with a bumperto-bumper length of less than 25 feet, and has the optical center of all optical warning devices at less than 8 feet

Warning Zones

Rev 5/20

Each apparatus, less than 25 feet long, is divided into eight (8) warning zones – four upper and four lower.

Modes of Operation

Calling for Right of Way: Apparatus responding to an emergency.
Blocking Right of Way: Apparatus at emergency scene. White light not permitted.

Permissible Colors

All colors must meet the SAE J578 color
specification for White, Red, Blue, and Amber.
The diagram at right shows which colors are
allowed in each zone.
Color Calling for Right of Way Blocking Right of Way
Red Any zone Any zone
Blue Any zone Any zone
Amber Any zone except A Any zone
White Any zone except C Not permitted

Flash Rate and Failure

The minimum flash rate allowed is 75 flashes per minute for any single optical source and 150 flashes per minute from all of the light sources visible at any data point (i.e., at least two warning lights are required in each zone). Failure of a lighting device should not leave a data point without a signal.

Light Energy Requirements for Apparatus–Values in Candela-Seconds per Minute

Select a Product Family

Perimeter Light Bezels

FR9MC Perimeter Light
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR9MC
$20.00

9x7, Trim bezel, Chrome with gasket

 
 FR9MB
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR9MB
$20.00

9x7, Trim bezel, Black with gasket

 
FR7MC
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR7MC
$20.00

7x3, Trim bezel, Chrome with gasket

 
FR7MB Perimeter Light
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR7MB
$20.00

7x3, Trim bezel, Black with gasket

 
FR6MC
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR6MC
$15.00

6x4, Trim bezel, Chrome with gasket

 
FR6MB FireRay Perimeter Light
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR6MB
$15.00

6x4, Trim bezel, Black with gasket

 
FR4MC Perimeter Light
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR4MC
$15.00

4x3, Trim bezel, Chrome with gasket

 
FR4MB Perimeter Light
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR4MB
$15.00

4x3, Trim bezel, Black with gasket

 
QL97MC
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL97MC
$25.00

9x7, Trim bezel, Chrome with gasket.

 
QL64MC
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL64MC
$17.00

6x4, Trim bezel, Chrome with gasket.

 
QL73MC
QuadraFlare 7x3 Chrome Bezel
$17.00

7x3, Trim bezel, Chrome with gasket

 
MPSW9 Chrome Bezel
MicroPulse® Wide Angle Perimeter Light Model MPSMW9-1
$16.00

MPSW9 Chrome Bezel

 
4x3 Trim bezel, Chrome with gasket
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL43MC
$23.00

4x3, Trim bezel, Chrome with gasket

 

Sirens

Q-Siren Model Q2B-012PSD Siren
Q-Siren Model Q2B-012PSD
$2,616.00

Q2B, mechanical siren, Chrome, pedestal mount.

 
Q-Siren Sirens Model Q2B-012NNSD
$2,348.00

Q2B, mechanical siren, Chrome, recess mount.

 
Electronic Q-Siren Model EQ2B-200 Siren
Electronic Q-Siren Model EQ2B-200
$1,819.00

200 W, remote amplifier, surface mount control head.

 
Electronic Q-Siren Model EQ2B-100 Siren
Electronic Q-Siren Model EQ2B-100
$1,819.00

100 W, remote amplifier, surface mount control head

 
Electronic Q-Siren (e-Q2B) Sirens Model EQ2B-200FM
$1,819.00

200 W, remote amplifier, flush mount control head.

 
PF200
Pathfinder Model PF200
$1,150.00

Siren/Light Controller with self-contained controls, 100/200 W, OBDII integration capability, integrated Rumbler capability and integrated dual-tone capability.

 
PF200H
Pathfinder Model PF200H
$1,350.00

Siren/Light Controller with Handheld controller/microphone, 100/200 W, OBDII integration capability, integrated Rumbler capability and integrated dual-tone capability.

 
PF200R
Pathfinder Model PF200R
$1,350.00

Siren/Light Controller with Remote surface mount controller, 100/200 W, OBDII integration capability, integrated Rumbler capability and integrated dual-tone capability.

 
PF200S17B
Pathfinder Model PF200S17B
$1,899.00

Siren/Light Controller with 17-button controller, 100/200 W, OBDII integration capability,
integrated Rumbler capability and integrated dual-tone capability.

 
PF200S4
Pathfinder Model PF200S4
$1,225.00

Siren/Light Controller with 4-button controller, 100/200 W, OBDII integration capability,
integrated Rumbler capability and integrated dual-tone capability.

 
PF200S6
Pathfinder Model PF200S6
$1,275.00

Siren/Light Controller with 6-button controller, 100/200 W, OBDII integration capability,
integrated Rumbler capability and integrated dual-tone capability.

 
Rumbler Model RUMBLER-3 Siren
Rumbler Model RUMBLER-3
$830.00

Siren Amp, Rumbler, secondary warning system, 12 VDC, low-frequency tones, hardware kit, housing bands and cradles.

 
PA300 Model 690010 Siren
PA300 Model 690010
$524.00

200 W, PA300-012MSC, hi-lo tone, hard-wired microphone.

 
PA300 Model 690000 Siren
PA300 Model 690000
$518.00

100 W, PA300-012MSC, hi-lo tone, hard-wired microphone.

 
PA300 Model 690002 Siren
PA300 Model 690002
$518.00

100 W, PA300-012MSCPTY, priority tone, hard-wired microphone.

 
PA300 Model 690009 Siren
PA300 Model 690009
$524.00

200 W, PA300-024MSC, hi-lo tone, hard-wired microphone, 24 VDC.

 

Speakers

BP Series Model BP200-Q Speaker
BP Series Model BP200-Q
$1,035.00

200 W, Chrome Q-Siren grille, recess mount.

 
BP Series Model BP200-EF Speaker
BP Series Model BP200-EF
$759.00

200 W, Stainless steel Electric “F” grille, recess mount.

 
BP Series Model BP100 Speaker
BP Series Model BP100
$595.00

100 W, Black.

 
 ES100C Speaker
DynaMax Model ES100C
$322.00

100 W, high output, compact, Class A.

 
DynaMax Model ES100C-DEU Speaker
DynaMax Model ES100C-DEU
$337.00

100 W, high output, compact, Class A, with Deutsch connector.

 

Directional Warning Lights

SL6S-A
Latitude SignalMaster Model SL6S-A
$545.00

24.2-inch, (6) Amber LED reflectors, SignalMaster Controller, 30-ft cable

 
SL8S-A-50
Latitude SignalMaster Model SL8S-A-50
$681.00

31.6-inch, (8) Amber LED reflectors, SignalMaster controller, 30-ft cable

 
SL8S-A48-50
Latitude SignalMaster Model SL8S-A48-50
$737.00

31.6-inch, (8) Amber LED reflectors, SignalMaster controller, 50-ft cable

 
MPSSM42-CAM-30
MicroPulse SignalMaster Model MPSSM42-CAM-30
$1,699.00

42-inch, (6) Amber heads, (1) camera (center), 30-ft cable

 
MicroPulse SignalMaster Model MPSSM51-BRK-30
$1,650.00

51-inch, (8) Amber heads and (1) Red brake light (center), 30-ft cable

 
VPX SignalMaster Model 320892
$1,674.00

51-inch, (8) lamp, 30-ft cable, A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A

 
VPX SignalMaster Model 320893
$1,838.00

51-inch, (8) lamp, 50-ft cable, A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A

 
320862
VPX SignalMaster Model 320862
$1,321.00

31-inch, (6) lamp, 30-ft cable, A-A-A-A-A-A

 
320866
VPX SignalMaster Model 320866
$1,475.00

31-inch, (6) lamp, 60-ft cable, A-A-A-A-A-A

 
VPX SignalMaster Model 320810-BAB
$1,535.00

42-inch, (8) lamp, 30-ft cable, B-A-A-A-A-A-A-B

 
VPX SignalMaster Model 320810-RAR
$1,647.00

42-inch, (8) lamp, 30-ft cable, R-A-A-A-A-A-A-R

 
VPX SignalMaster Model 320810-RB
$1,535.00

42-inch, (8) lamp, 30-ft cable, R-A-A-A-A-A-A-B

 
VPX SignalMaster Model 320872
$1,600.00

42-inch, (8) lamp, 15-ft cable, A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A

 
MPSSM42-BRK-30
MicroPulse SignalMaster Model MPSSM42-BRK-30
$1,550.00

42-inch, (6) Amber heads and (1) Red brake light (center), 30-ft cable

 
VPX SignalMaster Model 320882
$1,663.00

42-inch, (8) lamp, 30-ft cable, A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A

 
VPX SignalMaster Model 320886
$1,838.00

42-inch, (8) lamp, 60-ft cable, A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A

 
MicroPulse SignalMaster Model MPSSM51-A-30
$1,500.00

51-inch, (8) Amber heads, 30-ft cable

 
320852
VPX SignalMaster Model 320852
$1,301.00

31-inch, (6) lamp, 15-ft cable, A-A-A-A-A-A

 
MicroPulse SignalMaster Model MPSSM42-A-30
$1,400.00

42-inch, (6) Amber heads, 30-ft cable

 
VPX SignalMaster Model 320842
$934.00

20-inch, (4) lamp, 30-ft cable, A-A-A-A

 
MicroPulse SignalMaster Model MPSSM36-BRK-50
$1,400.00

36-inch, (6) Amber heads and (1) Red brake light (center), 50-ft cable

 
MicroPulse SignalMaster Model MPSSM23-A-30
$750.00

23-inch, (4) Amber heads, 30-ft cable

 

Perimeter Light

FR6-R
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR6-R
$217.00

6x4, Red LEDs, Red Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR6C-R
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR6C-R
$217.00

6x4, Red LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR7-R
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR7-R
$215.00

7x3, Red LEDs, Red Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR7C-R
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR7C-R
$215.00

7x3, Red LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR9-R
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR9-R
$325.00

9x7, Red LEDs, Red Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR9C-R
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR9C-R
$325.00

9x7, Red LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR4-R
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR4-R
$180.00

4x3, Red LEDs, Red Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR4C-R
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR4C-R
$180.00

4x3, Red LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR6-A
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR6-A
$217.00

6x4, Amber LEDs, Amber Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR6C-A
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR6C-A
$217.00

6x4, Amber LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR7-A
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR7-A
$215.00

7x3, Amber LEDs, Amber Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR7C-A
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR7C-A
$215.00

7x3, Amber LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR9-A
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR9-A
$325.00

9x7, Amber LEDs, Amber Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR9C-A
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR9C-A
$325.00

9x7, Amber LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR4-A
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR4-A
$180.00

4x3, Amber LEDs, Amber Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR4C-A
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR4C-A
$180.00

4x3, Amber LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR6-B
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR6-B
$217.00

6x4, Blue LEDs, Blue Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR6C-B
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR6C-B
$217.00

6x4, Blue LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR7C-B
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR7C-B
$215.00

7x3, Blue LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR4-B
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR4-B
$180.00

4x3, Amber LEDs, Amber Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR4C-B
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR4C-B
$180.00

4x3, Blue LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR6C-W
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR6C-W
$217.00

6x4, White LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR7C-W
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR7C-W
$215.00

7x3, White LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR9C-W
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR9C-W
$325.00

9x7, White LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR4C-W
FireRay® Perimeter Light Model FR4C-W
$180.00

4x3, White LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL64-RR
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL64-RR
$196.00

6x4, Red LEDs, Red Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL64C-RR
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL64C-RR
$196.00

6x4, Red LEDs, Clear Lens

 
QL73-RR
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL73-RR
$196.00

7x3, Red LEDs, Red Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL73C-RR
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL73C-RR
$196.00

7x3, Red LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL97-RR
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL97-RR
$325.00

9x7, Red LEDs, Red Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL97C-RR
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL97C-RR
$325.00

9x7, Red LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL43-RR
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL43-RR
$196.00

4x3, Red LEDs, Red Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL43C-RR
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL43C-RR
$196.00

4x3, Red LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL64-AA
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL64-AA
$196.00

6x4, Amber LEDs, Amber Lens

 
QL64C-AA
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL64C-AA
$196.00

6x4, Amber LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL73-AA
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL73-AA
$196.00

7x3, Amber LEDs, Amber Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL73C-AA
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL73C-AA
$196.00

7x3, Amber LEDs Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL97-AA
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL97-AA
$325.00

9x7, Amber LEDs, Amber Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL97C-AA
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL97C-AA
$325.00

9x7, Amber LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL43-AA
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL43-AA
$196.00

4x3, Amber LEDs, Amber Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL43C-AA
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL43C-AA
$196.00

4x3, Amber LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL64-BB
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL64-BB
$196.00

6x4, Blue LEDs, Blue Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL64C-BB
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL64C-BB
$196.00

6x4, Blue LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL73-BB
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL73-BB
$196.00

7x3, Blue LED, Blue Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL73C-BB
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL73C-BB
$196.00

7x3, Blue LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL97-BB
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL97-BB
$325.00

9x7, Blue LEDs, Blue Lens

 
QL97C-BB
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL97C-BB
$325.00

9x7, Blue LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL43-BB
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL43-BB
$196.00

4x3, Blue LEDs, Blue Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL43C-BB
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL43C-BB
$196.00

4x3, Blue LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL64C-WW
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL64C-WW
$196.00

6x4, White LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL73C-WW
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL73C-WW
$196.00

7x3, White LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL97C-WW
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL97C-WW
$325.00

9x7, White LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL43C-WW
QuadraFlare® Perimeter Light Model QL43C-WW
$196.00

4x3, White LEDs, Clear Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
QL64LEDSCENE-SB
QuadraFlare® 6x4 Scene Light Model QL64LEDSCENE-SB
$250.00

6x4, Scene Light

Bezel sold separately

 
6x4 Scene Light
FireRay® LED 6x4 Scene Light Model FR6LEDSCENE
$370.00

6x4, Scene Light

Bezel sold separately

 
FR7LEDSCENE
FireRay® LED 7x3 Scene Light Model FR7LEDSCENE
$370.00

7x3, Scene Light

Bezel sold separately

 
QL73LEDSCENE
QuadraFlare® 7x3 Scene Light Model QL73LEDSCENE
$213.00

7x3, Scene Light

Bezel sold separately

 
FireRay® LED 9x7 Scene Light Model FR9LEDSCENE
$525.00

9x7, Scene Light

Bezel sold separately

 
QL97LEDSCENE
QuadraFlare® 9x7 Scene Light Model QL97LEDSCENE
$449.00

9x7, Scene Light

Bezel sold separately

 
FR6-BACKUP
FireRay® LED 6x4 Backup Light Model FR6-BACKUP
$211.00

6x4, Backup

Bezel sold separately

 
FireRay® LED 6x4 Brake/Tail/Turn Model FR6-BTT
$158.00

6x4, Brake/Tail/Turn, Red LEDs, Red Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
FR6-ARROW
FireRay® LED 6x4 Arrow Model FR6-ARROW
$145.00

6x4, Arrow, Amber LEDs, Amber Lens

Bezel sold separately

 
MPSW9-R
MicroPulse® Wide Angle Perimeter Light Model MPSW9-R
$221.00

MPSW9, Red LEDs, Clear Lens

Chrome bezel sold separately

 
MPSW9-A
MicroPulse® Wide Angle Perimeter Light Model MPSW9-A
$221.00

MPSW9, Amber LEDs, Clear Lens

 
MPSW9-B
MicroPulse® Wide Angle Perimeter Light Model MPSW9-B
$221.00

MPSW9, Blue LEDs, Clear Lens

 
MPSW9-W
MicroPulse® Wide Angle Perimeter Light Model MPSW9-W
$221.00

MPSW9, White LEDs, Clear Lens

 
MPS121U-R
MicroPulse® Ultra Perimeter Light Model MPS121U-R
$169.00

MPS12U, Red LEDs, Clear Lens

 
MPS12U Amber
MicroPulse® Ultra Perimeter Light Model MPS121U-A
$169.00

MPS12U, Amber LEDs, Clear Lens

 
MPS61U-R
MicroPulse® Ultra Perimeter Light Model MPS61U-R
$149.00

MPS6U, Red LEDs, Clear Lens

 
MPS6U Amber
MicroPulse® Ultra Perimeter Light Model MPS61U-A
$149.00

MPS6U, Amber LEDs, Clear Lens

 
MPS6U Blue
MicroPulse® Ultra Perimeter Light Model MPS61U-B
$149.00

MPS6U, Blue LEDs, Clear Lens

 
MPS61U-W
MicroPulse® Ultra Perimeter Light Model MPS61U-W
$149.00

MPS6U, White LEDs, Clear Lens

 
MPS3U Red
MicroPulse® Ultra Perimeter Light Model MPS31U-R
$103.00

MPS3U, Red LEDs, Clear Lens

 
MPS3U Amber
MicroPulse® Ultra Perimeter Light Model MPS31U-A
$103.00

MPS3U, Amber LEDs, Clear Lens

 
MPS3U Blue
MicroPulse® Ultra Perimeter Light Model MPS31U-B
$103.00

MPS3U, Blue LEDs, Clear Lens

 
MPS3U White
MicroPulse® Ultra Perimeter Light Model MPS31U-W
$103.00

MPS3U, White LEDs, Clear Lens

 
TCL
6x4 LED Traffic Clearing Light Model LEDTCL64C-W
$560.00

LED Traffic Clearing Light, 6x4 (pair), White LEDs, Clear lens

Bezels sold separately

 
TCL
9x7 LED Traffic Clearing Light Model LEDTCL97C-W
$440.00

9x7, White LEDs, Clear lens

Bezel sold separately