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Fire & Rescue Vehicle Conversion

Fire Rescue Vehicle Conversion

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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

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