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February 8th, 2023

Fire House Flags

Fire House flags help promote unity, pride, and the brotherhood of firefighters. Fire house flags or custom fire department flags are one of our top sellers. When you think about it, there are so many fire stations across America, each unique with their own flag design. 

There are many uses for a custom fire house flag. The flag can fly in front of the fire station, hang on a wall in the fire house, or attach to the fire truck. Another use is to present each fireman with his own personalized fire house flag. This would make a great keepsake for new, active duty, or retired firefighters. 

In a recent post, we discussed design principles of making a custom fire house flag. These design practices include the Maltese cross, fire symbols, numbers, state, town, or city symbols.

According to NAVA’s publication, Good Flag, Bad Flag, the best custom made flags include these FIVE rules. 

Keep it Simple

The flag should be simple enough that a child can draw if from memory

Use Meaningful Symbolism

The flag’s images, colors, or patterns should relate to what it symbolizes.

Use Two or Three Basic Colors

Limit the number of colors on the flag to three which contrast well and come from the standard color set. 

No Lettering or Seals

Never use writing of any kind or an organization’s seal

Be Distinctive or Be Related

Avoid duplicating other flags, but use similarities to show connections.

Fire House Flags

These rules are best used when making city or state flags. It is our belief that these rules do not specifically pertain to fire house or custom fire department flags, but something to consider when designing your flag. 

Custom Flag Company has helped design hundreds of fire house flags. We have in-house graphic designers that can help make your vision a reality. Call us at 303-431-1117 or email us to start making your fire house flag today!

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