Scott County recently took delivery of their new bomb/EOD vehicle. Built on a Ford F59 gas chassis, the vehicle is powered by a triton 6.8L V10 engine and a 5-speed Torqshift automatic transmission with overdrive and tow/haul mode. This design is an excellent layout for departments that have multiple requirements and diverse deployments.
The interior includes space for two workstations complete with duplex receptacles with laminate countertops and dual USB chargers. GFCI duplex receptacles and a surge suppressor have also been installed in the vehicle. Fixed bench seating with removable cushions for additional storage space were also fabricated and installed. Equipment closets have been added that include adjustable shelving to accommodate any sized equipment when needed. Aluminum box pan shelves were also installed for storage use.
The exterior features emergency lights to create high visibility when traveling to a scene. To move equipment in and out of the vehicle, a bi-fold aluminum collapsible fold-out ramp was integrated. An awning provides cover for staff who may be working outside the vehicle. HVAC is handled by two low-profile air conditioners and one direct-discharge furnace. For electric power, a 7kW 120 volt AC generator has been installed in its own generator housing. To assist with parking and backing up, a color backup camera system has been installed. A rear entry door provides an additional entry point into the vehicle as well.