The above video shows the custom conversion process of this Heavy Rescue to a Hazmat apparatus.
Click here to view glamour footage of the refurbished apparatus
heavy rescue to hazmat conversion
Converting a Heavy Rescue to a Hazmat is no small task. The Poudre Fire Authority contacted SVI Refurb to take its existing Heavy Rescue and cost effectively transform it into a newly re-purposed vehicle. The scope of this project was vast and included modifications to every compartment, as well as cab changes. Below the before and after photos is a list of some of the many upgrades, modifications and additions Poudre Fire Authority requested. But don't let the scope of this project fool you; refurbishing a truck to like-new finish can be more cost-effective than buying a new apparatus.
Before and after
REMOVED TOP SHELF
REMOVED HYDRAULIC PUMP, LINES AND LOWER DIVIDERS
ADDED DIVIDERS AND TOOL MOUNTS
CREATED ENOUGH SPACE FOR TWO 50-GAL. DRUMS
REMOVED LOWER TRAY AND PULL-OUT
RE-BUILT CAB INTERIOR
ADDED AIR REEL AND FABRICATED SCBA SLIDE
FABRICATED A CUSTOM "L" SHAPED DESK
FINISHED HAZMAT CONVERSION
NEW EXTENDED AWNING
CLOSED ELECTRIC AWNING