There are some obvious differences in fire service plaques - mainly concerning the look and shape. The Firefighter Maltese Cross shape continues to be the favorite, however the number of "fire service specific" metal castings, resin castings, and medallions now being produced by component manufacturers makes it possible for us to turn just about any shaped board into a handsome firefighter award. Advances in wood finishes have made for several new and different looks, and improvements in synthetic finishes have kept prices in check while providing a very real "wood look". Pricing differences from plaque to plaque are primarily due to size, materials used in construction, as well as time and difficulty to build. In shopping for your fire award, take some time to explore the different designs and varieties - you'll be glad you did and be confident that you've made the right choice.
Before you decide which plaque to buy, read our Firefighters Plaque Buyers Guide for firefighter plaque comparisons, features, buying tips, & more information.