Fire Chief vehicles
The Fire Chief is an important job which requires a lot of dedication and typically interrupts ones life at a moments notice. Because obviously there is no opportune time to have a fire or other type of emergency. Fire Chiefs have special requirements to there vehicles and often choose to customize them. Fire Chief vehicles need to be built heavy duty to survive the riggers of abuse the emergency response vehicle will be absorbing daily.
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Fire Chief Sedans
Years ago these types of fire chief vehicles were very common but in recent years the Sports Utility Vehicle has been at the top of the conversions list for fire chief vehicles. One type of fire chief’s vehicle is a standard sedan that is up-fitted with many options. A fire chief’s sedan usually carries basic equipment, supplies, paperwork, and plans that the fire chief would need for his duties. The fire chief sedans would be good for urban areas or areas that will not need the fire chief’s vehicle to go off road or drive in snow or ice and risk getting stuck.
Fire Chief SUVs
A fire chief’s SUV has more room for more equipment and people. These custom emergency response vehicles also have more ground clearance and can be all wheel drive or four wheel drive for the ability to drive off road and in snow and ice. These types of vehicles generally cost more than a sedan, but fire chiefs seem to prefer a SUV over a sedan.
Fire Command Cabinet Systems
A Fire command cabinet is a common cabinet system for fire and rescue vehicles. These cabinet systems typically come with command boards with radio control panels for radio communications during a recovery.
Fire Chief Command Vehicles
A fire command vehicle can be a fire chief’s vehicle as well as a deputy fire chief’s vehicle or a battalion fire chief’s vehicle. The fire command vehicle will have radios, lights and other emergency equipment designed to handle first responses to emergencies. No matter who is driving a fire command vehicle, it will probably have a fire command cabinet in the back of the vehicle.
Fire Chief Lighting
There are different levels of lighting on fire chief vehicles. The fire chief lighting can have a roof mounted light bar, an interior windshield light bar and rear window light bar. The front of the vehicle can have grille lights. There can be a grille guard on the front of the vehicle with lights mounted to it. The fenders and running boards can have intersection lighting as well as on or under the side view mirrors. The rear of the vehicle can have lighting on the trunk or hatch as well as under the trunk or hatch for rear warning when the trunk or hatch is open.
Sirens For Fire Chief Vehicles
There are a few options for sirens for fire chief vehicles. You can have a mechanical electric siren, an electric siren, a low frequency siren and air horns. You can mount these sirens on the front grille guard, behind the front grill guard, or behind the front bumper on the vehicle.
Cabinet Systems for Fire Chief Vehicles
There are options for cabinet systems for fire chief vehicles. You can have front custom console to hold your electronics, overhead speaker console, or a command cabinet system in the rear of the vehicle. There are options for these for your fire chief vehicles.
The front console for your fire chief vehicles is the most used up-fitted item for your specialty response emergency vehicle. Here you will mount your lighting and siren controller, radios, cup holders, portable radio charger and hand light charger. You can also have your laptop computer mounted here for easy access.
Overhead consoles can be used in your fire chief vehicles to mount speakers to your mobile radios, lighting for filling out reports, and control switches.
Command Cabinet Systems
Your rear command cabinet systems can be used for different missions and can house different equipment depending on the roll of your fire chief vehicle. You can have a recessed radio panel for all your electronics and radios. You can opt to have a pull out command board that is flat or lift up. You can also keep your gear and SCBA in your command cabinet system if the fire chief vehicle needs it.
Vehicle Graphics for Fire Chief Vehicles
There are different types of graphics that can be used on a custom emergency response vehicle. You can have reflective, real gold, imitation gold, and non reflective as well as door shields.