Arlington Heights Fire Department Equipment Vehicles

LDV recently completed two specialty equipment vehicles for the Arlington Heights Fire Department. The vehicles are built on a 2019 Ford F-550 gasoline XL crew cab, 4×4 chassis with a custom designed and fabricated aluminum box. The vehicles have various compartments integrated into the body with slide-out tool trays, box pan shelves and equipment storage. Pull-out steps on both the streetside and curbside of each vehicle were included. The rear bumper is custom fabricated aluminum with Diamondback serrated plank tread surface. A flip-down rear step was also included.

The interior compartments are coated with durable Zolatone™ finish and areas that will see more heavy use were coated with Line-X™ durable coating. LED Strip lighting was included inside compartments for night operations. On the front of each vehicle is a Warn™ M12-S Heavyweight winch capable of pulling 12,000lbs. mounted at the front bumper.

A Zone Defense color backup camera system was installed to ease parking maneuvers. A complete emergency lighting and siren package was also installed including LED scene lighting. The vehicles also have LED pole lights. The front passenger area includes a custom fabricated center console to house electrical distribution equipment and controls. We also installed the customer-supplied communications radios with magnetic radio microphones for mobile two-way radios.

The vehicles are finished with black and red paint to match the Arlington Heights FD fleet with computer-generated simulated gold leaf lettering.

Vehicle Details

  • Ford F-550 XL Crew Cab 4×4
  • Custom LDV-designed and fabricated aluminum body
  • 43″ flip-down rear step
  • Dual custom under body pull-out steps
  • Custom red/black paint
  • Custom computer generated gold leaf decals
  • Warn M12-S Heavyweight winch
  • Zolatone™ interior finish
  • Emergency lighting package
  • Emergency siren package
  • LED scene lighting
  • LED pole lights (4)
  • Havis Shield mount for Panasonic Toughpad
  • Custom slide-out equipment panels
  • Custom aluminum box pan shelves
  • LED compartment lighting
  • Custom fabricated center console
  • PAC Tool Hookmounts (2)
  • Shore power inlet
  • Lightbar
  • Installed customer-supplied radios
  • Magnetic radio microphones
  • Installed custom-supplied Firecoms Intercom system


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