In the event of an emergency improper signage is not an option. Medical Center sign clearly marks where one can get medical attention when it is needed most.
Standard: 01 In the event of emergency, State and local authorities shall establish various centers for civilian relief, communication, medical service, and similar purposes. To guide the public to such centers a series of directional signs shall be used. 02 Emergency Aid Center (EM-6 series) signs shall carry the designation of the center and an arrow indicating the direction to the center. They shall be installed as needed, at intersections and elsewhere, on the right-hand side of the roadway, in urban areas at a minimum height, measured vertically from the bottom of the sign to the top of the curb, or in the absence of curb, measured vertically from the bottom of the sign to the elevation of the near edge of the traveled way, of 7 feet, and not less than 1 foot back from the face of the curb, and in rural areas at a minimum height, measured vertically from the bottom of the sign to the elevation of the near edge of the traveled way, of 5 feet, and at a horizontal distance of not less than 6 feet or more than 10 feet from the roadway edge. 03 Emergency Aid Center signs shall carry one of the following legends, as appropriate, or others designating similar emergency facilities: A.MEDICAL CENTER (EM-6a), B.WELFARE CENTER (EM-6b), C.REGISTRATION CENTER (EM-6c), or D.DECONTAMINATION CENTER (EM-6d). 04 The Emergency Aid Center sign shall be a horizontal rectangle. Except as provided in Paragraph 5, the identifying word and the word CENTER, the directional arrow, and the border shall be black on a white background.