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Compartment Tool Mounting

Strut Storage

When it comes to tool and equipment mounting on heavy rescues or any apparatus for that matter. Two main options are available, off the shelf mounts or custom fabricated mounts.  However, a third option is a blend of custom and off the shelf mounts that you can see in the pictures below with the hand tools.


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Airbag Storage

Custom airbag holders are typical installed horizon as scene in the picture below.  However, larger airbags and ground plates can also be built to store the them vertically in an apparatus.  Also consider any future airbags that the truck my have.  It would be a mistake to leave wasted space around airbag compartments that could be used in the future.

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Scranton, PA Heavy Rescue Walk-In

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Scranton, PA Heavy Rescue Walk-In

When spec’ing its new Heavy Rescue, the Scranton, PA Fire Department chose a 26′ aluminum SVI body mounted on a Sutphen 36″ 2-door chassis, which houses a Cummins X12 500HP engine. This walk-in apparatus comes with rear crew area with bench seat and overhead storage areas, an Onan Protec 20k-watt PTO generator system, Will-Burt Night Scan Powerlite on telescoping light tower, OnScene Solutions surface-mount red/white LEDs and much more.

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Columbus, OH Walk-In Heavy Rescue Fleet

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Columbus, OH Walk-In Heavy Rescue Fleet #1196-1200

When spec’ing its new Heavy Rescue fleet, the Columbus, OH Fire Department chose an 18′ aluminum SVI body mounted on a Sutphen Monarch 73″ chassis, which houses a Cummins X12 455 HP engine. These walk-in apparatus feature a cab/body walk-thru connection complete with a folding bench seat and storage compartments. The rescues are also equipped with an Onan Protec 25,000-watt PTO generator, Hannay electric cable and hose reels with power rewind, OnScene Solutions heavy-duty aluminum cargo slides, and much more.

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Fountain (Keyser), WV Heavy Rescue Walk-In

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Fountain (Keyser), WV Heavy Rescue Walk-In

When spec’ing its new Heavy Rescue, the Keyser, WV Fountain Volunteer Fire Company chose a 23′ aluminum SVI body mounted on a Sutphen 73″ chassis, which houses a Cummins X12 455 HP engine. This special operations apparatus comes with a Onan Protec 25k-watt PTO generator, Command Light Knight Series light tower, Girard retractable lateral arm awning, walk-in area with bench seat, desk, storage cabinets and much more.

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