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Fire & Rescue Vehicle Conversion

Fire Command Cabinet

Fire Command Cabinet

There are many types of chassis that can be converted into Fire & Rescue Vehicles.    Below are just some of the types of specialty conversion vehicles that are used in the Fire and Rescue sector.  These vehicle can be Sports Utility, Sedan, Pickup Trucks, Sprinters or Utility vehicles. Getting the right vehicle for the mission is an important step in the emergency vehicle conversion process.

Fire & Rescue Vehicle Conversion Missions

Your fire and rescue vehicle can be used for many different uses.  The vehicle can be used for a fire chief conversion, Hazmat response vehicle, crash response vehicle, spill response vehicle, or collapse rescue.  These vehicles can be built on an SUV chassis, pickup chassis, utility body custom response vehicle, rescue body custom response vehicle, or a van fire & rescue vehicle conversion.

  • Fire chief’s car
  • Battalion Chiefs SUV
  • Command and Control
  • Special Utility Response vehicle
  • HAZMAT response vehicle
  • BIO Medical Response
  • Urban search and rescue
  • Water Rescue

…..just to name a few.

Fire & Rescue Cabinet System

Fire and Rescue SCBA Cabinet

Fire and Rescue SCBA Cabinet

Most fire and rescue vehicles will have some type of cabinet system in it. These systems can range anywhere from a small SCBA cabinet in a fire chief’s vehicle to a totally highly custom cabinet system in a fire truck. The most popular cabinet system is a fire command cabinet that has a command board for the chief in charge as well as plenty of space for equipment and gear. These command cabinets can be configured anyway you would like as long as it fits within the parameters of the vehicle it is going in. If you need more drawer space, drawers can be added to the open compartments. If you are tall and want the command board on the top of the cabinet, a custom cabinet manufacturer can provide this for you.

If you do not need a full sized command cabinet for your vehicle, a good alternative would be a SCBA cabinet. This cabinet provides space for turn out gear and a SCBA bracket plus extra storage for other equipment and items. This cabinet is only 24″ deep so it leaves plenty of space behind the cabinet for even more storage.

Fire and Rescue Cabinets

Fire and rescue cabinets come in all shapes and sizes depending on the emergency services SUV conversions vehicle it is going in and the purpose of the cabinet. Many fire chiefs like a cabinet that has a place to store turn out gear and oxygen bottles. This particular cabinet is called a SCBA cabinet and was designed with these two wants in mind. Click here for more info on fire and rescue cabinets.

Temperature Controlled Cabinets

Temperature Control Cabinet

Temperature Control Cabinet

Temperature control cabinets are very specific and are typically used by EMS personnel when they need to transport medications which need to be kept at a certain temperature during transit. A temperature control cabinet will usually be part of EMS cabinet system. A cabinet manufacturer will add a cooling/heating system, such as PharmGuard to an insulated compartment with a completely air tight door. Temperature control cabinets are explained further on another post (please click on link).

What are Temperature Control Cabinets for – and what they are not for

There is a lot of confusion as to what these system are for and what they are not for. When purchasing one of these systems its important that you understand that they are not a refrigerant and heating mechanism.  These are not refrigerator in the hot summer sun and heater isn’t the freezing winter months.

 They are For..

  • Maintaining temperature

They are not for…

  • For keeping things cold in a turned off vehicle in the hot sun
  • Keeping things hot in the dead of winter in a turned off vehicle

Emergency Medical Cabinets

There are several purposes for an emergency medical cabinet, therefore there are many types available. Two of the main purposes for an emergency cabinet is to transport a patient from a remote area where a conventional ambulance cannot drive to and to transport medications for victims in need. One of the most requested cabinet systems is a patient transport cabinet. This system has a flip out bed where a patient is secured during transit to an awaiting ambulance. There is plenty of storage space in this cabinet system where medications can be locked up and if necessary a temperature controlled compartment can be installed.

Patient Transport Cabinet

Patient Transport Cabinet

Dash, Deck and Visor Vehicle Lights

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Dash, Deck and Visor Vehicle Lights

Dash, Deck and Visor Vehicle Lights are examples of interior emergency vehicle lights that can be used in the front windshield, side windows and rear window.  These are cost effective lights for volunteers and low cost lights for secondary lighting as well as undercover or stealth emergency response vehicles.  These vehicle lights can be direct wired to a siren and light controller or can be 12 volt cigarette or cigar outlet powered and suction cups or Velcro mounted to the vehicle.

These custom emergency response specialty vehicle lights can be single head or dual head or more depending on where and how they are mounted.  They can use halogen, strobe or LED lights.  Most of these lights are now LED due to the less power use and available brightness.  Some of these models can have low power for night time use to not blind passing motorists.

Whelen

  • Avenger,
  • Dominator,
  • Raider,
  • Slim-Miser,
  • SlimLighter,
  • SpitFire Dash, Deck and Visor Vehicle Lights

SoundOff Signals

  • nForce,
  • nForce FIT,
  • Predator 2,
  • UltraLITE,
  • Premium Gen3,
  • Ghost

Federal Signal

dash, deck and visor vehicle lights

dash, deck and visor vehicle lights

  • Viper S2,
  • Spectralux ILS Internal Light System

Feniex Dash, Deck and Visor Vehicle Lights

  • Apollo 1X,
  • Apollo 2X,
  • Cobra 1X,
  • Cobra 2X

These emergency light options can be used in different types of vehicles.  There is a shroud or light reflection shield around most models. This is to avoid flash back and blinding the driver or passengers.  This is most distracting at night.  There could be a safety issue if the driver can not see while driving to an emergency.  these lights can come in red, amber, blue, white or green depending on local laws and mission of the vehicle.  Purple has limited availability and is used primarily for funeral details.

Emergency Vehicle Light Bars

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Emergency Vehicle Light Bars

Emergency vehicle light bars are used as primary lighting.  The roof light bars are used on Emergency response vehicles like police law enforcement vehicles, fire chief and fire department response vehicles.  The roof light bars can also be used on EMS EMT emergency response medical services vehicles for first aid squad vehicles as well as hospital response technicians for scene response.  These lights can be red, white, blue, or amber in color.  The light modules can be single color, dual color or triple color to offer more options in effectiveness and versatility.

Whelen Engineering

  • Inner Edge lightbar light bar
  • Outer Edge lightbar light bar
  • Edge Freedom lightbar light bar
  • Legacy lightbar light bar
  • Liberty lightbar light bar
  • Justice  lightbar light bar

Federal Signal

emergency vehicle light bars

emergency vehicle light bars

Federal Signal valor and vision light bars have non-linear shape and off-axis lighting.  The off-axis lighting officers more intersection lighting and can also offer forward flood lighting when a police officer stops a vehicle and has their vehicle angled for safety.

  • Vision SLR lightbar light bar
  • Valor lightbar light bar
  • Integrity lightbar light bar
  • Legend LPX lightbar light bar
  • Navigator lightbar light bar
  • JetSolaris lightbar light bar
  • JetStream lightbar light bar
  • EMS Escape lightbar light bar

SoundOff Signal

  • nForce lightbar light bar
  • Apex lightbar light bar
  • Pinnacle lightbar light bar
  • SkyFire lightbar light bar
  • Magnum lightbar light bar
  • LED3 lightbar light bar

Feniex Emergency Vehicle Light Bars

emergency vehicle light bars

emergency vehicle light bars

  • Apollo lightbar light bar
  • Cobra lightbar light bar

 

These emergency vehicle light bars can be full width full function vehicle light bars on the vehicle or only a mini light bar for limited functions.  These light bars can have scene lighting, alley lights, take down lights, traffic directional in the rear, traffic preemption emitter mounted on or in them.

Mini Light Bars

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Mini Light Bars

There are many types and levels of Mini Light Bars.  These mini light bars can have halogen, strobe or LED modules.  They can be permanent or temporarily mounted. They can be magnetic mount or suction cup mounted temporarily.  They can be bolted to a roof.  They can be permanently mounted to a Acari 3rd third brake light mount without putting a hole in the roof.  This will also work for Ford aluminum chassis that cannot have magnetic mounts on the roof.  They can be permanently mounted to a backrack back rack headache bar in the back of a pickup.  They can be used on custom rescue and emergency response vehicles or on the responders POV personally owned vehicles.  These light bars can be used on the rear of a longer emergency vehicle where the front light bar may not be seen from the rear.

Whelen Engineering mini light bars

  • Century mini lightbar light bar
  • Mini Legacy lightbar light bar
  • Mini Liberty lightbar light bar
  • Mini Freedom lightbar light bar
  • Mini Justice mini light bars
  • Responder LP Duo mini light bars
  • Mini Edge mini light bars

SoundOff

  • nForce mini light bars
  • Pinnacle mini lightbar light bar
  • LED3 mini lightbar light bar
  • Dual Rotator mini lightbar light bar

 

Federal Signal

  • HighLighter mini lightbar light bar
  • Mini-JetSolaris lightbar light bar
  • TurboBeam lightbar light bar

Feniex

mini light bars

mini light bars

  • Apollo Mini lightbar light bar
  • Cobra Mini lightbar light bar

Mini light bars can have take down lights, alley lights, or mini directional arrows.  They can be single color, dual duo color or treo tri triple colored.  These can be dual purpose for plowing and emergency volunteer response.  This can also work for town employees that are also volunteers for local emergency services.  Feniex, Federal Signal, SoundOff and Whelen mini light bars.

Types of Vehicle Lighting

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Types of Vehicle Lighting

There are many types of vehicle lighting solutions for mission critical custom emergency response vehicles.  These vehicles are first responders for law enforcement police departments, fire rescue fire departments and emergency medical first aid squads.  Depending on location they will use a mixture of red, blue, white and amber lights.

 

Sedan Vehicle Lighting

types of vehicle lighting

types of vehicle lighting

Sedan vehicle lighting can be for police cars, fire inspector cars, or fire marshal cars.  The types of vehicle lighting is listed below

  • Light bar
  • Grille Lights
  • Fender Lights
  • Running Board Lights
  • Head light LED inserts hide-a-ways hideaway
  • WigWag wig-wag
  • Tail light flashers
  • Trunk lights
  • Rear directional
  • Rear deck lights
  • Spot lamp pillar light

SUV Vehicle Lighting

  • Light bar
  • Grille Lights
  • Fender Lights
  • Running Board Lights
  • Head light LED inserts hide-a-ways hideaway
  • WigWag wig-wag
  • Tail light flashers
  • Trunk lights
  • Rear directional
  • Rear deck lights
  • Scene lights
  • Spot lamp pillar light

 

Pickup Vehicle Lighting

  • Light bar
  • Grille Lights
  • Fender Lights
  • Running Board Lights
  • Head light LED inserts hide-a-ways hideaway
  • WigWag wig-wag
  • Tail light flashers
  • Trunk lights
  • Rear directional
  • Rear deck lights
  • Scene lights
  • Spot lamp pillar light

Utility Truck Vehicle Lighting

  • Light bar
  • Grille Lights
  • Fender Lights
  • Running Board Lights
  • Head light LED inserts hide-a-ways hideaway
  • WigWag wig-wag
  • Tail light flashers
  • Trunk lights
  • Rear directional
  • Rear deck lights
  • Scene lights
  • Spot lamp pillar light

 

Rescue Truck Types of Vehicle Lighting

Rescue trucks types of vehicle lighting can be for different types of departments.  They can be for law enforcement police departments SWAT riot response vehicles, fire rescue hazmat response rescue vehicles or mass incident EMS EMT emergency medical services squad response vehicle.

  • Light bar
  • Grille Lights
  • Fender Lights
  • Running Board Lights
  • Head light LED inserts hide-a-ways hideaway
  • WigWag wig-wag
  • Tail light flashers
  • Trunk lights
  • Rear directional
  • Rear deck lights
  • Scene lights
  • Spot lamp pillar light

 

Sedan Vehicle Conversions

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Sedans Vehicle Conversions

Types of Emergency Sedan Vehicle Conversions

  • Ford Crown Victoria
  • Chevy Impala
  • Chevy Caprice
  • Dodge Charger
  • Ford Taurus Interceptor
  • Other Sedan Vehicle Conversions
    Sedan Vehicle Conversions

    Sedan Vehicle Conversions

Ford Interceptor Law Enforcement Conversions

Getting the Ford Police Interceptor unfitted to fulfill a particular mission will require vehicle to

Sedan Trunk Cabinets

Most law enforcement officers who drive a law enforcement sedan vehicle conversions will use a trunk cabinet to organize and store their weapons. These trunk cabinets come in a few different styles depending on the sedan being used. The most popular trunk cabinet hangs from the deck of the trunk and is a weapons locker with a combo lock and gun foam which can be cut to fit the weapons exactly. Another type of sedan trunk cabinet is a floor cabinet. This cabinet sits on the floor of the trunk and is usually used for storage purposes only.

Hanging Cabinet and Floor Cabinet

Hanging Cabinet and Floor Cabinet

 

Emergency Lights and Sirens

  • Light bar
  • Grille lights
  • Fender intersection lights
  • Head light LED inserts
  • Rear Deck light
  • Tear drop light
  • Tail light flasher
  • Siren speaker
  • Emergency lights and sirens controller
  • Low frequency siren
    • Howler
    • Rumbler
  • Trunk lights

Standard Light Bars

Full size standard light bars are the standard light installed on most types of sedan vehicle conversions.  The majority of these vehicles are police law enforcement patrol cars.  These light bars can be straight, curved, or in a V pattern.  Each module could be its own pod, or it could be and enclosed, one piece

Mini Light Bars

Mini light bars can be used on sedan vehicles for lower level vehicle that do not need full light bar protection.  Uses can be parking enforcement, code enforcement, building inspector, college university police, fire marshal, fire inspector, fire chief, battalion chief, ems response vehicles and for emergency response conversion vehicles.

 

 

 

How To Build A Peltier Cooling Device

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How To Build A Peltier Cooling Device

This is a short seven minut explanation on how you can build your own Peltier colling system. This should give you a great idea on how these system keep the materials in your cabinet cool. It shgould also give you some example of the limitations of these sysytems and some best practices.

Peltier Cooling Device

Peltier Cooling Device

 

Troubles associated with peltier air conditioning

Maintain in mind that if the air conditioning of the peltier component neglects (e.g. follower failing or pump failing in situation of watercooling), the outcomes might be much more disasterous that if a typical air conditioning system falls short. Also if your CPU has a thermal defense that will certainly create it to close down if the temperature level obtains expensive, the peltier aspect might still eliminate it by continuouslying warm it up long after it has actually closed itself down.

As stated over, high power use as well as high power dissipation are the most significant troubles associated with peltier air conditioning. In the days of first-generation Pentium CPUs, readymade peltier/heatsink combos were extensively readily available, which might be set up as well as made use of similar to a normal heatsink.
For today’s CPUs having a power dissipation of over 100W, developing a Peltier CPU cooler utilizing merely a peltier aspect and also a heatsink is fairly an obstacle, as well as prefabricated peltier colders are pricey as well as limited. For modern-day CPUs, it is much better to incorporate peltier components with watercooling.

An additional issue pertaining to peltier air conditioning is condensation. Given that it is feasible to cool down elements here ambient temperature level utilizing peltier components, condensation could happen, which is something you’ll absolutely wish to prevent – water and also electronic devices do not blend well. The precise temperature level at which condensation takes place depends upon ambient temperature level and also on air moisture; we will certainly check out this in even more information partially 3 of the Peltier Guide.

Temperature Controlled Cabinets

These cooling and temperature management systems are used in a variety of systems to maintain a constant temperature. These systems are used by the Film and Broadcast industry and well as emergency medical. Emergency medical cabinet systems need to have compartments for medicine and other medical supplies that needs to be kept at a constant temperature.

Temperature controlled cabinets

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Temperature controlled cabinets

There are many different systems of temperature controlled cabinets for emergency vehicles, but some are definitely better than others. We would like to go over some of these types and if you would like to chime in on these system we encourage you to do so. Some companies offer their own systems and some companies purchase kits for systems and build them into their own cabinet systems and others buy a completed system and add it to the cabinet system. No matter which way your emergency cabinet manufacturer gets a temperature control unit, they are all one of two types of systems.

  1. Solid State Systems
  2. Mechanical Systems

Solid state is used more in emergency medical industries and commercial industries.

Solid State Systems

Most emergency services cabinet manufacturers use the solid state cooling system to manage the temperature inside a cabinet system. This particular system uses a thermoelectric device which uses electrons to transfer heat instead using a compressor like in a mechanical system. The solid state system does not use any refrigerants and there are not moving parts. We have found many different companies that manufacture these cooling systems, but the one that we like the best is called PharmGuard®. This temperature control system is a solid state system for controlling the temperature of insulated medical cabinets mostly used by EMS for the storage of drugs. We found this system available at Pugs Cabinet Systems.

 

Mechanical Systems

A mechanical temperature control system is a system that controls temperature by

How do Temperature controlled cabinets Work

Medical & EMS Vehicle Conversions

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Emergency Medical Conversions

Emergency Medical Conversions

Medical & EMS Vehicle Conversions

Emergency Medical Services have special needs which can include storage compartments with adjustable shelves and Electrical temperature controlled Storage Compartments with Covers as well as Radio communications. Most paramedic, Emergency Medical (EMS), Advanced Life Support ( ALS ) and Ambulance Services have temperature controlled cabinet systems. Converting a standard SUV into a Medical & EMS Vehicle conversions is a process which is comprised of several factors.  These factors can be budget, needs of the public, and services agencies are capable to provide.

Sports Utility Emergency Medical Conversions

Upfitting a standard Sports Utility Vehicle is a job for professional vehicle conversions companies who specialize in theses types of vehicle conversions.  These vehicle can be constructed to meet the needs of your mission and can have graphics added to display your department or municipality.

Sports Utility Medical & EMS Vehicle Conversions

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  • Chevy Suburban
  • Chevy Tahoe
  • Ford Explorer
  • Ford Interceptor
  • Dodge Durango
  • Ford Interceptor Utility

Exterior Options For Emergency Medical Conversions

  • Exterior Lighting and Siren Control
  • Communication options like Antennas and Satellite Dishes
  • Power Options like Shore Lines
  • Push Bumpers and Power Winches
  • Light Towers
  • Video and Audio surveillance is also available – if needed
  • Graphics and safety rear chevron
  • Medical & EMS Vehicle conversions

Patient Transport Cabinets

EMS Transport Cabinets

EMS Transport Cabinets

Emergency Medical Cabinet systems for ALS, EMS and paramedic companies can include patient transport areas to allow the immediate transport of the patient out of danger to a proper transport vehicle – like and Type I, Type II or Type III ambulance. Cabinet systems that can provide transport space for patients are common in the industry but it is important that your department keeps in mind some of the following factors for your Medical & EMS Vehicle conversions.

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  • Exterior lighting for night time rescues
  • Under the compartment storage for your stretchers
  • Open compartments for fast access storage
    • Secure Harnesses to secure stored equipment in cubbies.
  • Overhead Lights in rear hatch
  • Power Outlets for emergency Equipment

Emergency Vehicle Conversions Options

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Emergency Vehicle Conversions Options

Emergency Vehicle Conversions Options

Emergency Vehicle Conversions Options

You can find different emergency vehicle conversion options for custom fire command, law enforcement and medical unit equipment cabinets, including ALS, advanced life support, medical transport and patient transportation.

Options available for these temperature controlled biomedical storage cabinets include: shoreline, kussmaul auto-eject, engine alternator or back up battery power, and is available in a variety of sizes and layouts to meet your specific cabinetry design and equipment requirements.

High power electrical systems for distribution, generation and management systems, featuring colored coded wiring harnesses, to keep your responder in a response-ready mode at all times.

There are a large variety of custom graphics and striping options. Also available are aftermarket options and accessories like running boards, grille guards, winches, bumpers, visors, and flashlights to maximize the usefulness and appearance of your emergency conversion vehicle.

Also Emergency Vehicle Conversions Options available for you are custom control consoles to hold your radio communication equipment as well as siren and lighting controllers, portable radio chargers, portable gas meter chargers, map lights, lap top computer mounts and cup and beverage holders.

There is a full range of audible and visual warning system possibilities for your siren and lighting options, including products from Whelen Engineering, Feniex, Code 3, SoundOff Signal and Federal Signal to complete your emergency vehicle package.  This companies offer light bar, grille lights, fog lights, intersection lights, running board lights, dash lights, deck lights, interior light bars, directional arrows, command lights, trunk lights, hatch lights, bumper lights, and license plate lights.

External Emergency Vehicle Conversions Options

For rescue and vehicle recover operations you can have a winch mounted to the front of the vehicle.  The winch can be mounted to a winch mount, grille guard, or to a winch mounted replacement bumper.  The replacement bumpers can be added to your vehicle for looks or for extra body protection from off-roading or wild animals.

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