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pickup emergency conversions fire and rescue



chevrolet silverado 3500hd heavy duty truck

Chevrolet Silverado 3500hd heavy duty truck

Fire Departments can benefit from the functionality and versatility of the Pickup Truck.   When  looking into vehicle conversion options the pickup truck have many features that work well with Fire Utility, Command and Control as well as other missions. Using a pickup chassis allows the department and the vehicle upfitter to have many options when constructing their rescue conversion. The available options in cabinet systems for Picks up lend it to being the go-to-vehicle for many Fire and Rescue departments. Adding a slide out system will allow you and your team to have full extension of the cabinet allowing for many storage options. These packages have the ability to handle loads of up to 2000 lbs. These lend it to being a great choice of vehicle for Emergency Fore and Rescue. Using Pickups for fire and rescue operations have been in practice for years and will be used for many more years.

Emergency Fire & Rescue Pickup Trucks

pickup emergency conversions fire and rescue

pickup emergency conversions fire and rescue

Fire departments with Emergency Rescue capabilities will be able to use the full length of the truck for their cabinet system if they choose a pickup truck.  If they decide on an SUV they will have to take into consideration the seats and make accommodations for that.  No matter what the size the truck bed is there is a cabinet system that will work for you.  The cabinet system you choose is up to you & department because there are a world for options and finding the right solution for the long haul can be tricky. If you have a smaller bed you have the options for storage and weapons cabinets or Drawer Systems.  If your pickup truck is full length you can have the options for pull  out system,s that can allow you to have cabinet systems as well as storage compartments.

Pickup Bed Sizes & Cabinet Options

  • 5’6″ Bed Length ( Short ) – Cabinet Systems for 5 and a half foot Pickup beds
  • 6’6″ Bed Length ( Medium) – Cabinet Systems for 6 and a half foot Pickup beds
  • 8′ Bed Length ( Full Length ) – Cabinet Systems for 8 foot Pickup beds

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I have been in the security business for over 10 years and I have seen my share of vehicles up-fitted with emergency lighting and all types of sirens and I wanted to start this blog to help others with their purchases as well as learn more myself.

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