The Calcasieu Parish OHSEP (LA) chose LDV to build their new mobile emergency operations center. This impressive vehicle was built on a Peterbilt 348 conventional cab and is powered by a PACCAR PX-9 engine and an Allison 3000 EVS-P transmission. Calcasieu chose to include four industry-exclusive flat-floor slide-outs to maximize their interior space. Deployment of these flat-floor slide-outs is handled by LDV's Intel-I-Touch™ vehicle automation system. This system automates start-up and shutdown procedures and deploys other features such as the awning, generator, HVAC system, different lighting options, and more. Intel-I-Touch pads have been included in the curbside entryway and the dome area of the cab while mini touchpads have been added to the exterior workstation, conference room, and rear work area.
Inside the vehicle is a front conference area with a fixed conference table, eight spider-base chairs, whiteboards, and flip-down bench seating. On each wall of the slide-outs is a 49" monitor as well. The spider-base chairs can be stowed using brackets on the bottom of the bench seating during transport. Dual 28" monitors flank the walk-through that connects the cab area to the front conference room. The overhead lights also feature different lighting modes such as "night" lighting and "half" lighting mode.
In the center of the vehicle sits two electronics racks and an additional workstation with spider-base task chair, custom overhead cabinet, dual 24" monitors, a communications radio, and under cabinet lighting. There is also a galley kitchen which includes a microwave, a coffee maker mounted under the microwave with a custom-fabricated bracket, and a 3.7 cu. ft. refrigerator. Solid surface countertops have been installed for durability.
At the rear of the vehicle is a spacious work area with four additional workstations. Each workstation features two 24" monitors. Custom-fabricated aluminum cabinets can be found throughout this room. An electronics rack can be found above one of the cabinets in the corner of the room. Another set of cabinets also houses a slide-out tray for a printer. This area also features another 49" monitor, whiteboards, and a radio rack charger.
A weatherproof exterior workstation has been added to the curb side of the vehicle and includes a 55" 4K UHD TV, a phone, mini Intel-I-Touch pad, communications radio, flip-down work surface, and LED strip light. Providing coverage over the workstation and curbside entry door is a generous automatic awning that will auto-retract in high winds. Two exterior doors on the street side of the vehicle provide access to the interior electronics racks. On the rear are dual heavy-duty, non-locking, telescoping pneumatic masts with dome network cameras. Between these masts is a Quic-Ladder for rooftop access.
A Columbia Weather Systems Magellean MX weather station has also been added with the transducer on the roof and an LCD touchpad to control it. To ensure the vehicle is level no matter where it is deployed, a heavy-duty, fully automatic, one-touch leveling system has been installed. A 25-kW liquid-cooled diesel generator provides electric power to the vehicle when needed. For high visibility when traveling to a scene, a complete emergency lights and siren package has been installed. Four perimeter cameras have also been added around the perimeter of the vehicle to help keep watch over the vehicle's surroundings when deployed.