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Sportsman Vehicle Cabinets

Sportsman Vehicle Cabinets

The sportsman today has a lot of gear and weapons when they go on a hunt. When looking for a sportsman vehicle cabinets hunters and competition shooters alike have to to not only carry their weapons but lots of gear along with everything – and that can cause a mess in your vehicle. Luckily today there are a lot of options the hunter and sportsman has. Skeet shooting and duck hunting have some similar needs as far as weapons cabinet systems are concerned but many sports involving weapons are completely different.  Sportsman cabinet systems can be installed in sports utility vehicles are common sedans and each one can have a different configuration.

sportsman-weapons-storage

sportsman-weapons-storage

Cabinet Systems for Hunters

Hunters have special needs when compared to the competition shooters. Sportsman Vehicle Cabinets are a great way to transport weapons and ammunition but each sportsperson has different needs once they reach their destination. Hunters may need a lot of extra equipment that will go along with the hunt. They will need a place to store their gear and possible place to store their game once they have killed it. Many hunters partially butcher their game right on site in order to not have to carry it for the distance to the vehicle.

Bow-Hunters-Vehicle-Storage

Bow-Hunters-Vehicle-Storage

Cabinet Systems for Competition Shooters

Competitive shooting is a very popular sport which encompasses different types of shooting:

  • handguns
    • Action Shooting- measures the speed that the shooter can hit one or more targets
    • Silhouette shooting  – basic shooting of objects off their stands
    • Precision – shooters shoot with one hand at targets from different range
  • Rifles
    • Bench rest – a form of precision marksmanship. The goal is to put 5 shots into a single hole
    • Silhouette – shooting targets of different shapes and at various distances
    • Position – shooting from various positions during different stages of the match
  • Shotguns
    • Trap – Oldest shooting sport in America. Clay targets are thrown in the air for shooters to shoot down
    • Skeet – Two clay targets are thrown in the air  at the same time at different heights for shooters to shoot down
    • Sporting clays – the most challenging of the sport. Clay targets mimic the flight path of game birds that shooters shoot down

Competitive shooters have guns and equipment that need to be secured during transit, but may not be as much as the Hunter. A smaller scale vehicle storage system might be adequate or maybe just a secure carrying case would be all you need.

Exterior Full Size LED Lightbar

Emergency Vehicle Light Bars

Exterior Full Size LED Lightbars are a fastened to the top of emergency vehicles via brackets and are used to to alert pedestrians and other motorists of emergency activity. The lights cane be programmed for Single, Dual or Tri-color settings for maximum viability. Some Light bars are available for behind the windshield

Exterior Full Size LED Lightbar

Exterior Full Size LED Lightbar

Emergency Lightbar Configurations

Light bars can be configured and purchased to suit your departments needs.  These systems have the ability to have the colors and location of the lights within the actual lightbar to be configured.  The ability to use a single, dual or tri-color light in your lightbar opens up the light system to be used by every sector of the emergency services industry. The lightbars have INboard modules that are available in single color 6 or 9 LEDs, Dual Color with 12 LEDs and up to 18 colors for tri-color LEDs.

Emergency Vehicle Lightbars

Emergency Vehicle Lightbars

 

Command Cabinet Systems

Command Cabinet Systems

Command cabinet systems can fit in multiple types of emergency response vehicles for many different missions.  The custom conversion response vehicle that these command cabinet systems are used in can range from police, fire, medical, and military.  These custom command cabinets can be used for carrying command boards, accountability boards, hand tools, extrication tools, weapons, flashlights, gas meters, TIC thermal imaging camera, as well as other emergency responder equipment.

SCBA Brackets for Command Cabinets

command cabinets radio-face plates full width

command cabinets radio-face plates full width

Command cabinets can be used for carrying SCBA bottles in holding mounts.  These SCBA brackets for command cabinets can hold a variety of different sized air bottles.  The SCBA bracket can be facing the rear of the vehicle so that when the hatch is open, there is access to turn out gear and an SCBA.  Another location for the SCBA bracket is behind the back seat area for storage when the SCBA is needed, but not in a priority location.

Types of Command Boards

There are different types of command boards for different budgets and needs for your command cabinet systems.  They can pull out flat, pull out and ratchet up, pull out and lift up or out, or have a digital command board.  Each of these analog command boards may have a clear piece of plexi glass to place maps or preplans under so that you can write and erase your incident.  The digital command board is a computer that can have programs and databases for your incident needs. Each of these types of command boards has its own pros and cons.

Standard / Flat Command Board

The standard flat command board is the go to basic tool for incident commanders.  This cabinet drawer will either have latches or a piston to hold it in storage. Then once it is pulled out it will stay in place by manual latches or a piston.

Ratchet / Tilt Command Boards

Ratchet / tilt command boards in your command cabinet systems is the next level in command boards.  This is a combination of the standard flat command board with the addition of being able to lift the command board into an easel position so that other people standing around the command station can see.

Piston Command Boards

Piston command boards are an upgrade from ratchet / tilt command boards.

Lighting for Command Boards

To light up your command board, you can have an overhead light on the rear hatch, a map light or lights on the command cabinet, or a strip light mounted on the top edge of the command board to illuminate your incident command work.  With this lighting for command boards, you can have a more efficient command station during night time operations.

Emergency Vehicle Lighting

Emergency Vehicle Lighting

Emergency Vehicle Lighting is used on Law Enforcement Vehicles, Police Cars, Patrol Cars, Ambulances, Paramedic and Emergency Medical Vehicles along with many other types of Emergency Vehicles. The Types of Lighting Systems that are placed on these vehicles depend on:

  1. The Mission
    1. Fire Department – A most fire department vehicles will need to follow the NFPA National Fire Protection Association codes and standards for the amount of emergency vehicle lighting placement and amount.
      1. Fire Engine – A fire engine is used to respond to a fire call or other emergency.  This vehicle will have some tank water, a pump, hose and other emergency response equipment.
      2. Fire Truck – a fire truck will have fire fighter equipment and tools as well as a large variety of long ladders.
      3. Tender – a fire tender is a fire apparatus with over 1000 gallons of water that is used to supply other fire engines with water.  These are also called fire tankers, but that term can be confused with forest fire planes that drop water on forest fires.
      4. HAZMAT – a hazmat truck is a vehicle that responds to chemical spills to stop or contain them.
      5. Rescue – a rescue truck is a catch all vehicle that can be used for a variety of emergency responses.  It can respond to vehicle crashes, fires, entrapments, extrications, hazmat calls as well as all other types of fire department calls.
    2. Police Department – police department vehicles need different emergency vehicle lighting depending on the mission of the vehicle.
      1. Patrol – patrol vehicles will have light bars with take down and alley lights or interior light bars to be more stealth.
      2. SWAT
      3. DARE
      4. Prisoner Transport
    3. Medical
      1. Fly car
      2. Ambulance
      3. Helicopter
  2. The Emergency Vehicle Type – There are many standard vehicle types that can be converted and upfitted to an emergency response vehicle.  These vehicles will then have electronics, tools, hardware, and emergency vehicle lighting added to it for the conversion.
    1. Sedan
    2. SUV
    3. Pickup
    4. Motorcycle
    5. Van
    6. Bus
    7. Truck