Multi–hazard emergency icon framework

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To make informed decisions during an emergency, you need information and you need it fast. A comprehensive icon library that is implemented constantly across Australia, enables fast identification and easy interpretation of the information provided. This allows users to consume visual information without the need to interrogate further. Due to the popularity of our emergency icons and framework, we are offering free access via a creative commons http://creativecommons.org licence. Please send your request to Icon Request to receive a .zip file of all icons.

Suitable acknowledgement of the source must be included wherever any of these icons or derivatives are used.

 

Introduction to icons

Icons are generally self-explanatory, the shape depicts the type/subject of what is being communicated. Some may be a little abstract at first, so a full list is provided below for clarification.

Icon Shapes


Shape Description
WARNINGS

Official cautionary statement from an authoritative source communicating the existence of a hazard that has, is, will or may be perceived to have an impact on public safety.

INCIDENT

Official near time report from an authoritative source communicating the existence of a hazard that has the potential to escalate that was, is, will or may be perceived to impact on public safety.

OBSERVATIONS

You are encouraged to submit Sensory Observationstm to communicate what you see, hear, smell and do during an emergency.


 

Warning icons

The table below outlines icons used to depict the different types of warnings. The icon will appear in the centre of the locality, municipality or forecast area mentioned in an official warning. As there is no nationally recognised standard for warnings icons across all hazards and risk environments, we have implemented one of our own.

Warning Statuses

Advice Emergency Warning Evacuation Watch and Act All Clear

Fire Advice Fire Emergency Warning Fire Recommend To Evacuate Fire Watch and Act Fire All Clear

Warning Types

Icon

Name

Agricultural
Bushfire
Cyclone
Fire
Fire Weather
Flood
Geological
Hazardous Materials
Health
Marine
Other
Security
Smoke
Storm
Thunderstorm
Tsunami
Weather

 

Incident icons

Icons for incidents

The table below outlines icons used to depict the different types of Incidents. In most cases, the icon will appear at the location the incident was reported. Where emergency service providing the information have not given sufficient spatial information it will appear within one kilometre or default to the centre of a municipality. In these cases, this will be noted in the ‘Further Information’ section of the Incident detail. As there is no suitable nationally recognised standard for incident icons across all hazards and risk environments, we have implemented one of our own.

Incident Statuses

Going Contained Controlled Safe

Alarm Going Alarm Contained Alarm Controlled Alarm Safe

Warning Types

Icon

Name

Agency Support
Agricultural
Alarm
Animal Rescue
Building Damage
Bushfire
Cyclone
Earthquake
Equipment Failure
Fire
Flood
Grassfire
Hazmat Incident
Health
Incident
Landslide
Motor Vehicle Accident
Non Structure Fire
Other
Planned Burn
Rescue
Security
Structure Fire
Tree Down
Tree Down Traffic Hazard
Tsunami
Wash Away

 

Sensory Observationtm Icons

The tables below outline icons used to depict the different types of public observations. You are encouraged to submit Sensory Observationstm to communicate what you see, hear, smell and do during an emergency. There are a number of ‘amusing’ observations for you to have a play with to get used to the process.

Observation Status

Current

Observation Blank

Icons for Observations

Icon

Name

Accident
Animal/ Wildlife
Damage
Earthquake/ Landslide
Emergency Services
Explosion
Fire
Flood/ Surge/ Kingtide
Flooded/ Blocked Road
Other
Power Outage
Public Transport Outage
Rain/ Hail/ Storm
Safety/ Security
Storm/ Cyclone
Traffic Congestion
Zombies