Departments are required to carry more equipment on their vehicles today than ever before. This ensures you are prepared for any challenge your crew may face when that pager sounds. Whether it be a water rescue, a first responder call, an ice rescue, or a confined space call, a custom rescue utility unit is designed to carry all of the specialized equipment you need to step in and save lives sooner.
Rescue utility units are typically used as Chief’s units, initial response units, and to transport additional manpower to the scene. They are small and maneuverable, offering ease of access to hard-to-reach locations. Minor equipment can be stored in the unit’s internal compartments located in the back end.
This specialized line of trucks is configured to complement the way your department responds to whatever unique emergency call comes your way. With Metalfab, you have the option to customize an existing unit or to design a complete unit on the new or used chassis of your choice. The storage layout of your custom utility unit is devised specifically for your equipment and how you want to deploy it. No matter the needs of your crew, you can be sure the Metalfab team will work with you every step of the way.
Each rescue utility unit comes with an automatic transmission, commercial chassis (Ford, GM, Toyota, or Dodge), and your choice between 2WD and 4WD, and a diesel or gas engine. You can also choose between Federal, Whelen, or Code 3 warning light systems; roll-up or flush mount doors; and various equipment storage options with the additional option of a truck cap. Note that the only pump option for this unit is a portable pump. Compartments are located inside the chassis and in the truck cap (if added). Generally, water, hoses, and ladders are not stored in the rescue utility unit.
Our Metalfab engineers will work with your department to design the utility unit that best fits your needs. We offer customization for the warning light system, audible warning system, equipment mounts, striping and lettering, storage configuring for pull-out trays and storage caps for the truck box.
If you decide that a custom rescue utility unit is the right choice for your department, Metalfab’s sales team will meet with you to discuss your team’s needs and work in conjunction with our engineering staff to design and deliver a unit that your department will be proud to call its own.
Please contact us for further information or to schedule a free 20-minute consultation with one of Metalfab’s dedicated sales team members.