Your source for fire apparatus refurbishment
(because if NFPA 1912 was a test, we'd ace it.)
JUST LIKE NEW — CUSTOM FIRE TRUCK REFURBISHING
Many fire departments turn to SVI Refurb to keep their fleets running like new. Rather than scrapping a tired apparatus, SVI Refurb has helped countless departments across the nation (as far away as Maryland) extend the life of their most valuable trucks, for a third of the cost it takes to buy new, and all thanks to our long list of fire apparatus refurbishment services and manufacturing capabilities (laser cutting, CNC machining, powder coating and in-house painting). Whether your department is operating on a limited budget or truck refurbishing is part of your fleet replacement strategy, SVI Refurb is here to help tackle your refurb while navigating NFPA 1912 standards.
among our refurbishment services:
CHASSIS REPAIR, REFURB and UPGRADES
FIRE TRUCK CHASSIS REMOUNTS
AND ENGINE REBUILDS
At SVI Refurb, we can perform in-frame engine rebuilds or re-chassis your apparatus, whether you’re looking to remount a refurbed chassis with a new body or a new chassis with a refurbished body.
See a full list of chassis manufacturers that we work with >
BODY REPAIR, REFURB AND UPGRADES
SVI Refurb can troubleshoot electrical issues and tackle the toughest body collision repairs, offering complete door repair, panel replacement and body fabrication, while topping off our list of body refurbishment services with paint, graphics and Aluminum Tread Brite polishing. We can make the body even more functional, offering pump repairs (or replacement) as well as a long list of body upgrades, like compressors, Cascade fill stations, piston-assisted hosebed covers and custom tool mounting configurations.
FIRE PUMP REPAIR AND UPGRADES
FIRE TRUCK INTERIOR UPGRADES
Breathe new life into your cab’s interior. Not only can SVI reupholster seat cushions, we can replace seatbelts to meet NFPA 14.3.13 standards, or update seating entirely. We also can bring floor up to NFPA standards, replacing vinyl floormats with NFPA-approved treadplate flooring. Upgrade your cab lights, intercom systems, electrical switches and door hardware with SVI's help or add an Opticom transmitter to communicate temporary right-of-way at intersections. Finally, re-organize your cab with custom consoles, cabinetry, lockboxes and refrigerators.
UPDATE LIGHTING AND RETROFIT TOWERS
From warning lights to scene lighting, SVI Refurb can help you update your lighting to the latest LED fixtures — both inside and out. We offer a full list of lighting upgrades and can even help you retrofit your used tower from halogen quartz to LED fixtures. Not only do we partner with the best brands for new lights, but we offer a versatile inventory of used light towers, or we can retrofit existing quartz halogen towers to LED. Learn more about our lighting services >
the final refurb touch
FIRE TRUCK PAINTING SERVICES
custom vehicle graphics
KEY NFPA STANDARDS FOR INTERIOR REFURBISHMENT
SEAT BELT STANDARDS
22.214.171.124 SEAT BELT COLOR
The seat belt webbing shall be bright red or bright orange in color …
126.96.36.199.1 SEAT BELT WARNING SYSTEM
The warning system shall consist of an audible warning device that can be heard at all seating positions designed to be occupied while the vehicle is in motion …
14.1.3 SEAT BELT LENGTH
Each crew riding position shall be provided with a seat and an approved seat belt designed to accommodate a person with and without heavy clothing. (This standard further details the exact seat belt lengths, accounting for the average size of today’s fully dressed firefighter.)
188.8.131.52 IN-CAB FIRE HELMET USE
Fire helmets shall not be worn by persons riding in enclosed driving and crew areas. Fire helmets are not designed for crash protection and they will interfere with the protection provided by head rests …
184.108.40.206 HELMET CONTAINMENT
If helmets are to be stored in the driving or crew compartment, the helmets shall be secured in compliance with 220.127.116.11: All equipment not required to be used during an emergency response, with the exception of SCBA units, shall not be mounted in a driving or crew area unless it is contained in a fully enclosed and latched compartment capable of containing the contents when a 9 g force is applied in the longitudinal axis of the vehicle or a 3 g force is applied in any other direction, or the equipment is mounted in a bracket(s) that can contain the equipment.