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Although not required by regulations, many vessels use signs depicting Fire Plan symbols to identify equipment onboard. Currently there exist two sets of Fire Plan symbols.

SOLAS Consolidated edition 2001 Chapter II-2 regulation 20 and SOLAS amendments 2000 Chapter II-2 regulation 24 requires the use of fire control symbols on Fire Plans in accordance with IMO Resolution A.654(16), available as signs.

SOLAS Consolidated edition 2004 Chapter II-2 regulation 15 as amended requires the use of fire control symbols in accordance with IMO Resolution A.952 (23) which in turn refers to ISO 17631 and applies to vessels constructed after January 2000. Symbols to ISO17631 & IMO Resolution A.952 (23) are available as signs.

Vessels constructed before January 2004 may therefore continue to use symbols to Resolution A.654 (16) until such time as the Fire Plans require major modification or replacement. When this occurs, symbols to ISO 17631 should be used to compile the new plans regardless of the age of the vessel. If signs have been used to identify Fire Control Equipment, then these too should be changed to conform to ISO 17631.


A Class Fire Door
Portable Foam Applicator (15x15)
B Class Fire Door (15x15)
B Class Fire Door Self Closing (15x15)
Main Vertical Zone (15x15)
Fire Alarm Panel
Sprinkler Installation
Space Protected By Sprinkler
Sprinkler Horn
Sprinkler Section Valve (15x15)
Co2 Battery (15x15)
Halon Release Station
Halon 1303 Bottles In Prot.area
Powder Installation
Powder Monitor Gun (15x15)
Powder Hose And Handgun
Powder Release Station
Flame Detector
Smoke Detector
Fire Main With Fire Valves
Hose Box With Spray/jet F.nozzle
International Shore Connection
Fire Pump
Heat Detector
Gas Detector
Fire Damper In Vent Duct
Remote Controlled Skylights
Remote Controlled Fuel/lubric.oil
Control Station
Locker With Fireman's Outfit
Locker With Additional Breathing Apppliance
Locker With Additional Protective Clothing
Primary Means Of Escape
Secondary Means Of Escape
Closing Appliance For Exter. Ventilation
Inert Gas Installation
High Expansion Foam Supply Tank
Co2 Nitrogen Bulk Installation
Emergency Generator
Emergency Switchboard
Remote Ventilation Shutoff (15x15)
Powder Fire Extinguisher P6 (15x15)
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Portable Fire Extinguisher