Police /Fire

Fire Fighter Badge, Shoulder Patch and Emblem Plaques

Fig. 1 - This picture shows some of the different styles of our dimensional wall plaques for Fire and Emergency Services departments. Plaques featuring badges, shoulder patches and seals are all shown in this picture. Three of these plaques are carved in 3-D bas-relief, the others are carved in 2.5-D flat relief,and/or engraved Shown are nickel-silver and aluminum-plated plaques, gold and metallic painted plaques, and multi-color painted plaques. Four plaques are carved from Western Red Cedar and clear-coated.

All our Plaques are made in the USA by American craftsmen.

Fig 2 - Above is a typical small fire station and vehicles. Our badge or shoulder patch plaques can be placed inside or outside a station like this. A plaque can be mounted on an entrance sign, on the front of a building, beside an entrance door, in a lobby, on a hallway, on the wall of a conference room, on a podium, or on an office wall. Our plaques are designed for outside use and will look like new after decades in any climate

WELCOME TO OUR PHOTO GALLERY OF FIREFIGHTER & EMERGENCY SERVICES PLAQUES

Welcome to the Firefighter & Emergency Services plaque page of the website of The Wood & Metal Plaque Company, a division of Art Sign Works, Inc. that specializes in designing and manufacturing custom plaques. 

If you have just entered our website and you want an overview of our company and all our products, please start with our HOME page ( tab upper left header), which has a listing of all plaque types in the silver box on the left side of the page.  Other web pages and photo galleries can be visited by clicking on the titles and pull down menus in the gold masthead at the top of this page. Plaques of police and sheriff badges and shoulder patches are shown on our Police & Sheriff Plaques page. Photo galleries and descriptions of  plaques of the great seals for city, county, state and Federal governments (including Great Seal of the US) are shown in our Government section, and  seals for Courts (including the State Attorneys, and  District Attorneys) are shown in our Court section.  Plaques for the five armed forces (NavyMarine CorpsAir Force, Army, and Coast Guard) , including MP's, are shown in  Military section. These sections are listed in the pull-down menu under "Plaque Types" in the gold masthead above.

This page provides a description and photo Gallery of our standard, custom, and personalized  wall and podium plaques for Fire & Emergency Service Departments,  officers, and other personnel. We design and carve a wide variety of custom and personalized hand-crafted wood and metal dimensional wall and podium plaques of seals, emblems, logos, badges, insignia, memorials and awards. We offer the highest quality materials and workmanship, great customer service, short turnaround times (typically 30 days from order to shipment), and factory-direct affordable prices to government, commercial, non-profit and consumer clients. We also offer wholesale prices to retailers and re-sellers, and discounts for buys of 3 or more identical plaques. All our plaques are manufactured in the USA  by Americans using American-made materials.

In this photo gallery we display and  describe carved dimensional wood and High-Density-Urethane (HDU) wall and podium plaques for city, county, state and Federal fire and emergency service departments. We have many styles and materials, and can make plaques in sizes from 10 inches to 10 feet in diameter. We have made plaques featuring badges, shoulder patches, seals, logos, insignia and emblems for over 150  fire departments across the USA, many of which are shown on this page. 

 

Fig 3 - Firefighters in the midst of a major building fire. Our courageous firefighters and emergency service personnel save many thousands of lives each year and protect our property. They are proud of their badges and shoulder patches,
and our authentic carved hand-crafted wall and podium plaques celebrate and honor these brave men and women.

PRODUCTS

We make attractive and authentic custom carved plaques from natural wood, artist-painted High-Density-Urethane (HDU)  composite, and bronze, brass, nickel-silver,  aluminum-plated  and 24K gold and silver-leaf plaques of all sizes and designs for the  Fire and Emergency Service Departments and individual firefighters..  We make custom plaques wall, podium and ship plaques featuring the badges, shoulder patches, seals, emblems, insignias, and  logos firefighter organizations and personnel. These plaques include facility/organization and unit identity, command boards, unit / individual recognition & awards, and  retirement and memorial plaques. 

If you have just entered our website and you want an overview of our company and all our products, please start with our Home page ( tab upper left header), which has a listing of all plaque types in the silver box on the left side of the page.  Other web pages and photo galleries can be visited by clicking on the titles and pull down menus in the gold masthead at the top of this page. These include  Federal and State government & agencies & courts, local Government (county, city & village)organizations, police & sheriff,  and military wall plaques (including seals, insignia, badge and shoulder patch plaques). 

If you have questions on a specific type of plaque you are interested in, or you want information on our plaques or prices, you are always welcome to call Christie or Regina at 951-698-8484 or you can email us at info@artsignworks.com and we will respond quickly.

Fig 4 - Firefighters at the 2nd and York Fire Station in Philadelphia, PA, holding a station plaque we made for them.

PLAQUE STYLES

We offer custom carved 2-D, 2.5-D, 3-D and engraved dimensional authentic wall plaques of all sizes, from 10 inches to 120 inches in diameter, which are made from multi-color painted carved High-Density-Urethane (HDU), wood (cedar, redwood, mahogany, oak, maple, cherry), and metal-coated HDU (brass, bronze, copper, silver-nickel,  stainless steel, and aluminum).  We will work with you to design and build the exact wall plaque you want. We can customize the size, shape, carving relief, text, materials, and color scheme of any plaque shown on this page, and we can make a custom plaque for ANY artwork you may have. Send us a drawing, a photo or a rough sketch of your badge, shoulder patch insignia, seal or crest, and we will design and make a carved dimensional plaque to your specifications. We  have a large library of existing 3-D and 2.5-D computer models that we use to carve these plaques, which greatly reduces graphic artist labor costs.The various styles of the plaques we make are described in our plaque  STYLES section (click on "STYLES" on upper gold masthead to access pulldown menu). All our plaques are manufactured in the USA by American craftsmen.

We can also combine materials on a plaque. We often use Mahogany plaque boards and carve 3-D HDU appliques which are either multi-color painted or metal-plated, to mount on the Mahogany. We can cut out text and artwork from thin sheets of aluminum and mount  these on 2.5-D Mahogany or cedar plaques with raised text and art; we call these metal-clad wood plaques.  The contrast between the shiny metal and rough dark wood is striking. We often gild  V-carved text of Mahogany plaques with 24K gold or silver leaf. We can also gild  areas of painted HDU plaques, usually raised text and art. We also make separate cut-out metal, stained wood and painted HDU letters. We can provide a 3-D bas-relief cast bronze and aluminum memorial or living person plaque featuring the face or figure of an officer , etc. if we are provided a good photograph.

 Although we show primarily painted High-Density-Urethane  plaques on this page, we can make any plaque out of natural wood (stained) or put any of several types of metallic coatings/color schemes on them . We can also put digitally printed long-lasting full color giclee vinyl (photos or very elaborate painted or digital art) as an applique on any HDU or wood plaque. For Organization Boards, we make photo frames with glass covers where photos and names can be easily replaced when there are personnel changes.

Fig 5 - Firefighters battling a high-rise building fire. Our smaller badge and shoulder patch plaques can be personalized with firefighter's name, rank. date of service, citation, etc. They make great retirement, promotion, service or memorial awards. They can be hung on a wall or mounted on a pedestal or base.

We can also combine materials on a plaque. We often use Mahogany plaque boards and carve 3-D HDU appliques which are either multi-color painted or metal-plated, to mount on the Mahogany. We can cut out text and artwork from thin sheets of aluminum and mount  these on 2.5-D Mahogany or cedar plaques with raised text and art; we call these metal-clad wood plaques.  The contrast between the shiny metal and rough dark wood is striking. We often gild  V-carved text of Mahogany plaques with 24K gold or silver leaf. We can also gild  areas of painted HDU plaques, usually raised text and art. We also make separate cut-out metal, stained wood and painted HDU letters. We can provide a 3-D bas-relief cast bronze and aluminum memorial or living person plaque featuring the face or figure of an officer, firefighter, etc. if we are provided a good photograph. 

Although we show primarily painted High-Density-Urethane  plaques on this page, we can make any plaque out of natural wood (stained) or put any of several types of metallic coatings/color schemes on them. We can also put digitally printed long-lasting full color vinyl (photos or very elaborate painted or digital art) as an applique on any HDU or wood plaque. For Organization Chart Boards, we make photo frames with glass covers where photos and names can be easily replaced when there are personnel changes.

PLAQUE  RETAIL PRICES

Our  plaques have wide variations in prices, depending on size and style. Fig. 6 below shows our three basic relief styles, 2-D flat relief , 2.5-D multi-level relief, and 3-D bas-relief. These can be made of different materials, including natural wood, artist-painted High-Density-Urethane (HDU) , metal-coated HDU, and acrylic. Our STYLE page describes these in detail.  All 2000 photos of plaques on this website has a Style Category and a Price Code listed in the second or third paragraph in the text description under the photo (click on the photo or title to expand the photo and read the text to get the price code of that plaque, then look up the price for different size plaques with that style on the Price List at the bottom of the PRICE page). 

Our lowest price economy 2-D  plaques feature digitally-printed full-color giclee vinyl appliques mounted on a  round  or rectangular a solid wood or acrylic base. The retail prices for this type of two-dimensional (2-D) flat custom plaque are as low as $80 (acrylic base) to $120 (Mahogany solid wood base) for 10 inch diameter plaques. The same style plaques in a 18 diameter size have prices of  $120 (acrylic) and $220 (Mahogany).    These low prices  assume we have made a previous plaque of the same artwork design  ( featured in one of our Galleries of over 2000 photos, including photos of 3-D plaques such as shown below), or for new artwork, that we are provided a print-ready JPEG photo or colored drawing of the artwork for the plaque (this can be a good high-resolution photo of am actual badge or shoulder patch). These are  styles 1.4.1 (Price Code EA, wood base) and 1.4.3 (Price Code EB, acrylic base)  on our PRICE  page, with  examples shown on our 2-D Giclee Plaque web page.

Our  carved 2.5-D multi-level or engraved  hand-crafted and artist-painted plaques have prices about twice that of the 2-D flat plaques with giclee printed art. These prices  depend on the size, material, carving complexity, and number of colors. Prices for  custom carved  18  inch diameter 2.5-D artist-painted HDU or stained wood custom plaques vary from $240 to $370. Prices increase with size.  The PRICE page gives prices for carved 2.5-D plaques of various sizes, materials, styles, and number of colors. About 80% of our shoulder patch plaques are carved in 2.5-D multi-level flat or engraved relief,  using  High-Density-Urethane (HDU) as the substrate. These are very popular and look great. Many times the artwork provided to us for custom seal and shoulder patch plaques does not benefit from 3-D rendering, and we recommend a 2.5-D relief carving which looks nearly as good and is about 2/3 the price. Our 2.5-D relief plaques carve faster and are much faster to paint than 3-D bas-relief plaques, so they have lower prices. Most of our military and many of our government,  university and corporate plaques are carved in 2.5-D relief. 

Our premium  plaques are carved in 3-D bas-relief,  using  wood (usually Mahogany, Cedar, or Redwood), or High-Density-Urethane (HDU) as the substrate. These are higher- priced carved 3-D bas-relief artist-painted plaques, and have prices about 3 times that of the 2-D plaques. These are  very high  quality plaques, which usually feature firefighter or emergency service badges or shoulder patches, and are often displayed on the entrance to a fire department station, in an entrance lobby, in a conference room or auditorium, or in a fire chief or fire commissioner's  office.   Prices for 18  inch diameter 3-D artist-painted or bronze, brass or silver-plated  HDU or stained wood custom plaques vary from $380 to $560. Prices increase with plaque size.  The PRICE list gives prices for carved 3-D plaques of various sizes, materials, styles, and number of colors.  These high-quality plaques may require  from 8  to  24  hours of machine carving time,  and then 6 to 8 hours of artisan work  to hand-sand and artist-brush paint or metal polish them. They are unique works-of-art for our most discriminating clients.

Fig 6 - We make plaques in three different styles of relief, as shown above. Engraved plaques are in the same price category as 2.5-D relief plaques. Prices increase from left to right.

 

CONTENTS OF FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES  PLAQUE PHOTO GALLERY 

This Gallery contains photos and designs of wall and podium plaques of the seals, emblems, logos, and crests  of the fire and emergency services departments  Plaques for police and sheriff departments are given in another gallery in this section.

This Gallery is organized in the following sections, listed in order top to bottom on this page (click on gold underlined text link to go directly to that section or page):

  • Fire & Emergency Services Badge Plaques -  top of page, begins with photo QP-1000
  • Fire & Emergency Services Badge  Shoulder Patch Plaques - begins with QP-2000
  • Fire & Emergency Services Badge Seal Plaques - begins with  QP-3000

Please use the pull-down menu for "Types " in the gold masthead above to go to  any of the other  24 customer-oriented photo galleries of our plaque types..                                                            

PLEASE CONTACT US

Please call or email us for a price quote on a specific plaque. We will work with you to design and build the exact plaque you want. Our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie and Regina, will respond to your request promptly. Call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at info@artsignworks.com. Or, you can fill out and submit our on-line Request a Quote  form. We would like to make your  plaque, and we are confident that you will be pleased with it. We take great pride in every product we make for our valued clients. We offer a 2 year warranty on all our products, and our indoor plaques will last many decades without degradation.

WEBSITE NAVIGATION

You can view the bottom of the page using the slider on the scroll bar in the right margin. You can click on a photo or a title of a photo below to see an expanded view and a description of that plaque. You can return to this page by clicking on Return to List on the bottom left of each plaque title or description, or by using your back browser button. You can go to another Section or Gallery page by clicking on an item in the pull-down menus in the gold masthead at the top of this page. 

You  can search for a specific plaque type (e.g., "FBI" ) by entering the key word in the search box in the upper right of the gold masthead. You can view a list and use the navigation bar for all 24 Gallery types by viewing the silver box on the left side of the Home  page. You can view a description of different plaque styles by going to the Style section listed above in the gold masthead.  To request information, request a design and a quote, send a file, or to place an order, click on the text (e.g., "contact ", "quote", "file" or "order")  in the far upper  right of the gold masthead at the top of this page.  All prices are given on the "Price" page in the menu in the gold masthead. 

For more information on design options, prices and delivery times, please call us at 951-698- 8484 or email us at info@artsignworks.com, and our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives Christie and Regina will be pleased to help you

RECENT POLICE, SHERIFF & FIREFIGHTER/EMERGENCY SERVICES CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Christie  Thank you! And everyone LOVED the plaques. Excellent work!!Thank you again!  A.K., – Executive Assistant to the Chief ,  Pleasant Hill Police Department, CA

Hello Regina, Just received the (three New York City Fire Chief) badge  (plaques) .  They are superb. Making everyone stop and check them out.  Thank you again, Brian, PAUL SIGNS

Christina,I just got back from lunch and unpackaged the plaque. IT IS GORGEOUS! Thank you for your help with this project.,   E., , Visual Communications Specialist, FASTSIGNS Norman

Regina, Wow! The product is incredible! Thank you so much for all your help. It was a pleasure working with you. ..Very Respectfully,Cam 

Regina, We received the plaques and they look great. Quality workmanship and product – especially the 3 levels – didn’t expect that. Great work. I’m sure we will use you in the future, Thanks. M.C, Centric Signs, Novato,CA 

Hi Christie, Well arrived, thanks for all. Very Nice product ! Congratulations to your firm. See you. Michel M.

Regina, We got it (3-D carved police badge wall plaque) today and it looks amazing!  Very good job!  Could you please send me the receipt for the remainder of the cost that was put on  my p-card?  Thanks again,, N. B.,, Certified Law Enforcement Planner, Athens-Clarke County Police Department

Christie , We received our beautiful "County Commission" sign Thursday.  Thank you for working with us.  If I can be a reference for future Customers, please refer them to me. Thanks again.      G.W. , Commissioner  St. Francois County, Farmington, Mo

Regina, I went to Fox and un-crated it on Friday, it looks great, in fact  the owner of the business was impressed as well, and has already been on your web site considering signage for his business.  Thank you for your assistance in making the plaque honoring our retired (police) Officers so easy! Sgt. K.G.

Christie,, As you will recall, your company created a single sided brass seal for Yancey County back in August.  ..The seal was great and we were very pleased. We want to order a second seal plaque , same as the last one; and  I would like to have the digital file of the seal. I need the highest resolution of the seal that I can get for a separate project I am working on, and hoped you may be able to assist with that ...  Please advise on the best way to proceed on both items.Thanks,N.B.

Good afternoon We received the plaque & everyone (which is important) likes it. The invoice goes before the Town Board on 2/14/2017 for approval & the check goes in the mail shortly there after. S.S., Richmond Town Court

Good Morning Christie, I wanted to let you know that everyone is very pleased with our new plaques! We appreciate the great work that you guys did on them. R.C.,Los Banos Fire Department

Regina,    We received the seal this morning. It looks great!!
Thank-You so much for expediting the order & having it here before the "no later than date".
Thanks again, you have exceeded our expectations!!!! A.N., Technical Director

Hi Regina, ... It was certainly a pleasure working with your company, and I look forward to another project in the near future. Have a great weekend!  Thanks, Denise, Jonathan Louis Marketing

Dear Art Sign Works: The Town of Clinton,  NY placed an order for a Single sided HDU 24" in diameter and we received it this week.  It is beautiful!  Thank you.   K.R., Town of Clinton  NOTE: We sent it to her free of charge

Regina… Our plaque is awesome! Thanks, Mike Mulcahy

Regina, Sign arrived today. I am very pleased with the finished product. Design, workmanship, and customer service all exemplary. Happy Holidays! S. D.

Hi Christie, Well arrived, thanks for all. Very Nice product ! Congratulations to your firm. See you. Michel M.

Regina, We got it (3-D carved police badge wall plaque) today and it looks amazing! Very good job! Could you please send me the receipt for the remainder of the cost that was put on my p-card? Thanks again,, N. B.,, Certified Law Enforcement Planner, Athens-Clarke County Police Department

Christie , We received our beautiful "County Commission" sign Thursday. Thank you for working with us. If I can be a reference for future Customers, please refer them to me. Thanks again. G.W., Commissioner St. Francois County, Mo

Regina, Kim and I wanted to thank you and the Art Sign Works staff for the great job on our plaque. It looks great and we couldn't be happier. We'll definitely recommend you to others! Thanks for all your help. Wes

Christie, As you will recall, your company created a single sided brass seal for Yancey County back in August. ..The seal was great and we were very pleased. We want to order a second seal plaque , same as the last one; and I would like to have the digital file of the seal. I need the highest resolution of the seal that I can get for a separate project I am working on, and hoped you may be able to assist with that ... Please advise on the best way to proceed on both items.Thanks,N.B.

ASW; We love, love, love it...we just got our plaque and it is fantastic! We enjoyed working with you on this. S.D.

Hi Christie, Let's go for 36 x 36, we are excited!! You have been a GREAT help in assisting me... Fantastic customer service. I will fill out the form shortly. Thank you. Peter G.

Christie, I saw the PSA plaque as well as the bronze California seal. it is awesome too. Thanks so much for the great craftsmanship. All my best, Jeanne Christie, The plaque arrived today and it is beyond our expectations! We love it. Thank you. Thanks so much. Lee T.

Hi Christie/ Kevin, Received the plaque today and it looks amazing. Great job !!!. I like the way the HDU material captured the logo design. I will send photos after it is hung.Thanks again. Frank V.

Hello! We received our plaques last week, and they are absolutely beautiful! You exceeded our expectations, and everyone is thrilled with the final product. Thank you so much, we really appreciate everything you did for us, especially your patience. We will certainly use you in the future, and we will definitely recommend you to others. Thanks again, M.T., Volunteer/Event Coordinator Austin, TX

Christie and Kevin, It arrived yesterday and I have one word: WOW! It’s absolutely perfect – thanks for all your help!-  K.J.L.

Kevin – Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ! The job you did for us was superb – the actual finished product greatly exceeded our expectations. Also, thank you for having it delivered on-time. It’s truly appreciated.-  Karen J

Christie, We got it and the plaque looks great! Thank You. Bryan S, Escondido, CA

Kevin- Awesome!!!!!THANK YOU so much, you have been a pleasure to work with!!!!! That kind of customer service is hard to come by these days. It is much appreciated and the school of 600 students will appreciate it as well", SC

Christie; ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!! I obviously came to the right people!!! I am sincerely pleased! Not to knock the run-of-the-mill carved wooden ones that can be obtained through most military insignia supply stores or websites, but how can something like that offer compete with this!?! It looks as if it was cast in solid metal! Beautiful job! I am very happy with it and more than pleased ! Thanks so very very much! B.H.

Kevin, We received our plaque. WOW... they are fantastic! Thank you for your expertise and craftsmanship. I look forward to doing business with you when we build the next store(s). I will send a picture of the plaque when we open. Thanks again. Rus

To Kevin, Christie & Everybody at Art Sign Works: We just received our finished plaque today and we are giddy, overwhelmed, and ABSOLUTELY THRILLED with it! You have exceeded our expectations in every way. Great work! We hope to send you a picture after we get it mounted. Thank you so much for your fine work & craftsmanship. All good things, Michael & Barbara N.Y., N.Y.

Christie, We just got it, perfect timing and it looks perfect! Thanks, D.T. Interim Fire Chief