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Battalion Chief Conversions

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Battalion Chief Conversions

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Emergency Conversions Battalion Chief Conversions

The battalion chief conversions can hold a wide variety of equipment and be used for many missions. These are versatile vehicles that are used every day for normal operations of a department as well as emergency response to calls. Depending on the department, these vehicles may be used more than the fire chief vehicle. Another name used for Battalion chief is district chief.

Battalion Chief Conversions Mission

The mission of the battalion chief conversions can be numerous.  They are used for first response to emergency scenes to evaluate what type of emergency response is needed from the department.  They can also be used for access to remote locations when an apparatus may have a hard time responding, as in for searches and brush fires or searches.

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Battalion Chief Vehicles

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battalion chief vehicle

Battalion chief vehicles can be sedans, suvs, pickups, or utility trucks.  Depending on budget, equipment needed to carry, size of employees, and fuel used will help in the decision of what type of battalion chief conversions vehicle you will need.  If you are in a city and no not rely on carrying a lot of equipment, than a sedan should be able to handle your needs.  If you need more room or would like a command cabinet, then a suv will more suit your needs.  If you need the vehicle to be diesel powered, then you will not have a current choice for an American  suv yet.  A pickup truck battalion chief vehicle is used by many departments because of the heavy duty chassis, large vehicle to carry large people with gear on, and carry heavy equipment.  With a cap on the rear, the large bed of the truck can carry a variety of clean or dirty equipment.

Battalion Chief Lights

The battalion chief lights are dependent on the mission of the vehicle.  The vehicle can have a light bar or two on the roof depending on the size of the vehicle.  It could also have a traffic directional on the rear of the vehicle.  For the front of the vehicle, the battalion chief conversions could have head light leds or flashers, grill lights  and lights in the area of the fog lights.  For intersections the custom emergency response vehicle can have lights on the front and rear fenders as well as the running board area.  For the rear of the battalion chief vehicle there can be lights on the rear roof, in the rear windows, on the rear hatch and bumper, or in the rear tail lights.

Battalion Chief Equipment

Battalion chief equipment carried in the battalion chief conversions depends on the mission of the vehicle.  The vehicle could carry fire extinguishers, SCBA self contained breathing apparatus, thermal imaging camera, air gas meter, and command accountability boards.  Some of this equipment can be mounted in a custom command cabinet in the rear of the vehicle.

Battalion Chief Graphics

The battalion chief graphics are used to tell the pubic the use of the vehicle as well as for other fire fighters at an emergency scene to know where a ranking officer is located.  These graphics can be reflective on the sides or rear and include a rear chevron.

Emergency Services SUV Conversions

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Emergency Services SUV Conversions

Emergency services SUV conversions is a wide topic of vehicles.  This can include police response and patrol vehicles, fire response vehicles, emergency medical services response vehicle as well as office of emergency management response vehicles.  These vehicles can be unmarked undercover response vehicles to a fully lighted and graphics marked vehicle depending on the mission of the vehicle.

Emergency services SUV conversions

Emergency services SUV conversions

Emergency Lights

The emergency lights installed on emergency services SUV conversions can range from a single flashing light suction cupped or mounted with Velcro to the dash to a fully converted custom emergency response vehicle with light bar, scene lights, and other perimet

er lights.  These emergency lights can be red, blue, white, amber or green.  Green is designated as incident command and would not be used as a sole responding color.  White flashing lights should be able to be turned off at the scene to avoid blinding vehicles driving past the emergency scene.

Emergency Equipment

Emergency equipment carried inside of the emergency services SUV conversions can range from police, fire, ems, HAZMAT, or emergency management equipment.  This emergency equipment can include a laptop computer mounted in the vehicle to use for database access and reports, vehicle weapon locking systems, air and gas monitoring equipment, PPE personal protection equipment, mobile radios, portable radios and chargers, flash lights and flash light chargers, hand lights and hand light chargers, SCBA, self contained breathing apparatus, turn out gear, medical supplies, and any other equipment needed to complete their assignments.

Emergency Services SUV Conversions Graphics

Emergency services SUV conversions

Emergency services SUV conversions

Vehicle graphics is a way to explain to the public and other responders what the roll of the driver and passengers of the vehicle.  Some agencies and special teams may not want to have graphics so that when they park, people will not know what type of equipment may be secured inside of the vehicle.  Another reason that emergency services SUV conversions graphics may not want to be used is so when responding to the heart of an emergency scene, they are not stopped before arriving for a lower level incident.

Emergency Services SUV Conversions Missions

There are many ways to use an SUV for emergency services.  These can be for an every day patrol and response vehicle like for a police officer, fire department supervisor, and medical first responder or medical technician for specialized response. For Police Departments these vehicles can also be used for SWAT response, K-9 dog officer response, a supervisor vehicle or inmate transfer vehicle just to name a few uses.  For fire departments these vehicles can be used as a Fire Chief responder, Battalion chief vehicle, Arson Investigator, fire inspector vehicle, as well as a utility vehicle for special responses and details when bringing a very expensive vehicle is not needed.

 

Off Road Vehicle Conversions

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Off Road Vehicle Conversions

ORV or off road vehicle conversions are for vehicles that are not intended for primary use on roadways that are upfitted with emergency lights, radios and other equipment to be used for emergency response.  These vehicles can be used by police departments to patrol and respond to remote sites or for patrol during large public events.  For fire departments these off road vehicle conversions can be used for forest fire or woodland fire fighting, for searching for lost hikers or to transport an injured person.  In the emergency medical field these vehicles can be used for patrolling larger public events and to transport victims from remote locations to an awaiting ambulance.

off road vehicle conversions

off road vehicle conversions

ATV

An ATV or all terrain vehicle is a vehicle that can be used for off road vehicle conversions.  These vehicles are usually single seat vehicles with large tires to be used off of pavement on rocky, dirt and grass services.  These vehicles are low cost compared to a full size response vehicle, but these off road vehicle conversions are very useful for reaching areas that a full sized capable vehicle is not able to reach.

Amphibious ATV

An amphibious ATV is an all terrain vehicle that can travel both on land and in water.  These vehicles can have four, six or eight wheels. The Amphibious ATV off road vehicle conversions are a useful all access vehicle that can operate on land and then into water and then back onto land on its own power.  These vehicles are useful for floods, snow, and other adverse conditions and natural disasters.  These vehicles can have emergency lights and sirens as well as other rescue equipment.

Off Road Motorcycle

An off road motorcycle as an off road vehicle conversion is a good option for remote locations that you need to respond or patrol and you do not need to take a lot of equipment with you.  These vehicles can have emergency lights and siren as well as a mobile radio.

UTV

UTV or utility task vehicle is a side by side small two to six person off road vehicle where the driver and passenger sit next to each other like a golf cart.  These vehicles though are capable of operating in rocky, dirt and grass surfaces.  UTV Off road vehicle conversions are good for police, fire and ems response to remote locations where equipment and personnel needs to be transported.

 

Emergency Services Pickup Conversions

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Emergency Services Pickup Conversions

Vehicle Weapons Lockers

Vehicle Weapons Lockers

Emergency services pickup conversions can be used by all aspects of emergency responder vehicles.  These vehicles can be used by law enforcement to carry extra equipment and to supply police equipment at a major event.  For the fire service, this vehicle can be used for normal response by a chief officer or other specialty response.  For HAZMAT and EMS this is a great response vehicle because it can hold a large amount of equipment in the bed of the truck.  Depending on the use of the vehicle, a cover will most likely be needed to protect the emergency response equipment from the elements.

Pickup Cap

To cover an open bed, a pickup cap is a good option to protect your equipment from the elements and theft.  There are hard and soft options as well as height options.  You could use a hard or soft tanno cover to cover the bed of the truck at the level of the bed rails.  This is the lowest level cover you can get and the least expensive option.   The standard height pickup cap or bed topper is the most common cover for emergency services pickup conversions.  These pickup caps cover the rear and leave room to load the back of the vehicle with equipment.  These pickup caps can be made from aluminum or fiber glass and can have emergency lights and equipment attached to them.

SpaceKap

A spacekap is a higher end pickup cap that can be transferred from vehicle to vehicle as the pickup chassis is worn out.  These pickup toppers can be cab height or higher protect the equipment inside better than a standard pickup cap.  The spacekap has flip up side hatches and double open rear doors for convenience of accessing equipment.

Emergency services pickup conversions

Emergency services pickup conversions

Equipment for emergency services pickup conversions

There is a lot of equipment that you can carry in a pickup.  For the law enforcement conversions you can carry firearms and ammunition, traffic equipment like cones and detour signs, swat gear, riot gear and a command slideout cabinet system.  For fire departments and EMS responders you can carry equipment you would normally carry on a fire engine or ambulance without the large vehicle.

Emergency Services Van Conversions

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Emergency Services Van Conversions

Emergency Services Van Conversions can be a useful vehicle for all emergency services.  This would be larger than an SUV, pickup or utility truck responder and smaller than a bus.  These can be mobile emergency offices for all types of incidents and events.  Pop up tents can be stored inside the vehicle and then put up on scene to give responders or victims places to seek coverage.

Police mobile command conversions

This type of vehicle is good for police department to use as a mobile incident command center or mobile processing center.  This can be set up after a large environmental incident or preplanned for a large public event.   This is also good for transporting a group of members of the department to a locations when other patrol vehicles all have cages in them.

Fire emergency services van conversions

fire chief van

fire chief van

Fire emergency services van conversions can be used for a mobile command center or a specialized rescue vehicle.  The specialized rescue vehicle can be used for swift water rescue response, ice rescue response, and dive team response as well as search and rescue operations.  The responders equipment can be stored in the van and moved outside once on scene to give more room.

EMS emergency services van conversions

EMS emergency services van conversions are good for emergency medical services that need a medical incident command station or a mobile treatment center for responses to mass casualty incidents or for preplanning for a public event.

HAZMAT emergency services van conversions

A HAZMAT response van is a good choice as a supplemental vehicle for HAZMAT teams.  This vehicle can be used as a mobile incident command vehicle as well as a storage and setup vehicle for responders to transport their equipment and a place to put on their PPE.

Utility Vehicle Conversions

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Utility Vehicle Conversions

Utility Vehicle Conversions can be built on cab and chassis or pickup truck with bed delete vehicles.  These custom emergency response vehicles can be used for police, fire department, EMS, HAZMAT, and other response agencies.  These vehicles are good for low cost vehicles that can handle a variety of situations with the large amount of storage and are easy to drive.

Utility Chassis

Utility Vehicle Conversions can be mounted onto a variety of truck chassis.  These can be a standard cab, extended cab or crew cab passenger area.  This can give you seating for two to six passengers in the vehicle.  The wheel base can then be short or long to give you a short or long utility body.  You can also chose from standard rear wheels or dual rear wheels for more weight capacity.

Enclosed utility body

Utility Vehicle Conversions

Utility Vehicle Conversions

The utility body of the utility chassis can be enclosed with a soft removable top, a hard sliding top, or a hard fixed enclosure.  Depending on your budget and size of equipment that you need to carry will help you chose what size utility body you will need.

Open utility body

An open utility body is good for departments that will use the open large section of the utility body to transport equipment that is not sensitive to the elements.  This can also be useful for bringing dirty equipment back to your head quarters or station to clean after an incident.

Utility Vehicle Cabinet Systems

You can store equipment in the back seat area of the cab or in the bed area of the utility body with a custom vehicle cabinet system.

Side door cabinet

The side door cabinet system is good to organize equipment in the back seat area to keep it secure and prevent damage.  You can mount rechargeable equipment like flash lights and portable radios as well as turn out gear or medical equipment in this area.

Truck bed slide out

It the back of the Utility vehicle you can mount a truck bed slide out system to make access to the rear of an enclosed bed system easier.

Emergency Services SUV Conversions

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Emergency Services SUV Conversions

Emergency Services SUV Conversions are a major sector in the Emergency Services Industry. In the past, sedans were the most common Law Enforcement Vehicle but lately with the raise of the Sports Utility Vehicle it has become much more common and almost every department in the country has an SUV in its fleet. When buying and SUV and upfitting it for Emergency Service it takes a professional Up-fitter and someone who understands the equipment list that goes into to creating an emergency services vehicle.

emergency services vehicle conversions

emergency services vehicle conversions

Types of Emergency Services SUV Conversions

There are many types of Emergency Services SUV conversions. Below is a list of just a few common mission that Sports Utility Vehicles are used when creating an Emergency Services Vehicle. Most Sports commercial Sports Utility Vehicles like Dodge Durango and Ford Explorers can be converted to Emergency Service Vehicles but there are some like the Ford Police Interceptor that are built specifically for the job of Law Enforcement.

  • Emergency Medical / Advanced Life Support
    • Patient Transport
  • Fire and Rescue
    • Fire Chief Vehicles
    • Battalion Chief Vehicles
    • Fire Investigation Vehicles
    • Water Rescue
  • Law Enforcement
    • Community Patrol
    • Highway Patrol
  • Crime Scene Investigations

Emergency Medical Vehicle Conversions

Emergency medical is slightly different fro the other service sectors with regards to the types of cabinet systems they need to perform their duty’s.  They need a place to store their equipment for all kinds of medical emergencies and many times have to transport patients and administer medications.  These require special cabinet systems that allow for the transport of patient and / or keep medication at a stable temperature.

Emergency Services / Law Enforcement Cabinets

Emergency Services and Law enforcement cabinets are usually thought of as cabinets being used by local police departments for emergency services, Sedan and SUV conversions. These cabinets range from a simple one drawer weapons locker to a full sized command cabinets. These cabinet systems can be used for many types of mission including Emergency Medical and Fire and Rescue. For Law Enforcement – they can used command boards and files draws but they also use weapons lockers.

Law Enforcement Weapons Lockers

Law Enforcement have to safely and securely transport weapons and ammunition and the best way to do that is with a weapons locker built specifically for the job. These types of drawer systems will only vary slightly depending on the particular vehicle it is going in. Most are full width of the back cab or trunk but these systems can be changed to store the weapons long ways when Some vehicles require a platform or mounting brackets when installing a cabinet and some vehicles do not.

A command cabinet system has many more components in it than a single drawer unit. A command cabinet system has a command board and plenty of storage for equipment and other incidentals. Some command cabinets can include a weapons drawer if the customer specs require such. The beauty of a cabinet system is that it can be as custom as you want or as simple and standard as you want.

Law Enforcment Vehicle Weapons Drawer

Law Enforcement Vehicle Weapons Drawer

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.

 

 

 

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

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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