Firefighter Patches

The hook and ladder and the Florian cross are symbols that have become synonymous with fire and rescue units around the world. For many, those images mean safety, a visual sign that the worst of the danger is behind them. When the men and women from your firehouse show up on the scene of an accident or a fire, what do you want their custom

firefighter patches

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Firefighter Patches

Fire Department Patches

All patches tell a story to anyone paying attention. Firefighter and EMS patches in particular tell a story of safety. When someone shows up to the scene with the Florian cross on their shoulder or chest, it’s a clear sign that a bad situation is about to get better. Create the firefighter patches for your team in a manner that ensures they can convey style and safety at the same time by partnering with the best custom patch company online!

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Custom Fire Department Patches

It stands to reason that the largest cities have the largest fire departments. That’s whether you’re judging by the number of different firehouses in any given department or by the number for individual firefighters. But all fire departments have their own unique personality. It’s that distinct personality that should be captured in a set of custom fire department patches.

While fireman patches don’t, strictly speaking, follow as many set regulations as military patches, there are a number of similarities among the majority of the custom patches we sell to firehouses.

For starters, while your firefighter patches can be any shape you want, the most common shapes requested are either shields (much like our law enforcement patches) or Florian crosses. On the one hand, this means we’ve had a lot of practice getting those shapes just right, and on the other hand, it means that any patches making use of a different shape immediately stand out. Firefighter patch designs in the shape of fire engines or dancing flames are great options to convey your department’s mission and unique personality.

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Another thing the majority of our fire department patches have in common is patch type. Custom embroidered patches are the most common option chosen for these kinds of patches. Embroidered firefighter patches have a classic look and feel, and a style that can’t be denied. With options for up to 75% thread coverage or up to 100% thread coverage, these patches are great for any design you might have in mind.

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For photorealistic artwork, our custom PVC patches are a close second in popularity. Due to their waterproof and weather-resistant features, these patches lend themselves well to the types of conditions first responders are likely to see often. PVC patches are also the patch type most suited to 3D designs, so if you have a patch design in mind that makes use of multiple layers, be sure to ask our sales team about the PVC patch option. These patches are also a common selection for HAZMAT patches.

We also offer woven patches and heat transfer patches for the fire department looking for something completely different. Both of these patch types are flat and smooth to the touch, but they both also offer an unmatched level of detail. The heat transfer patches in particular result in picture-perfect quality due to the dye sublimation process used to create them. Whether you’re looking for something classic and traditional, or something more modern and photo-realistic, we’ve got you covered.

Attaching Your Firefighter Patch

Once you’ve decided on a design for your fireman patches, the next step is deciding how you’d like them attached to your teams’ uniforms and bunker gear. We offer a number of different attachment options for our patches. Patches with PVC backing or no backing at all need to be sewn into place. While these are popular options for uniform patches, they aren’t the only choices available.

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Iron on firefighter patches are a great option for uniforms. They don’t require any special equipment or skill to attach into place; anyone is capable of attaching their patch with nothing more than the supplies they have at home. These patches, however, are not as advisable for bunker gear or anything likely to be worn into an active fire. The adhesive on the patches is heat activated, and while they can stand up to the temperatures of most commercial dryers, being exposed to the heat of a raging five-alarm fire could cause these patches to lose their usual adhesion.

If your team’s bunker gear comes with the soft female loop fabric, our fire department hook and loop patches might be the best way to go. Even if these attachments aren’t automatically included on your bunker gear, sewing them into place is quick and easy when you follow our patch attachment instructions. Whether creating patches for the men and women in your firehouse or for sale to the public in a fundraising venture, our printable instructions are an excellent resource.

Ordering IAFF Patches From the Best Patch Maker Online

When you partner with Signature Patches for your fire department patches, you get the benefit of our years of experience and some of the best customer service in the industry. All of our patches orders are accompanied by a 100% quality guarantee. This means that if you or anyone else in your firehouse notices any production errors in your set of patches, we will replace those patches free of change.

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Between our quality guarantee and our industry-leading 14 day turnaround time, it’s easy to see why Signature Patches is the best place to find custom embroidered patches. But we also do so much more than just embroidered patches. To find the best type of patch for your needs, and receive the best possible designs and craftsmanship, contact us today and see what Signature Patches can do for you.