www. PrecisionFire Apparatus.com
“ 23 Years of Apparatus Manufacturing”
524 S. Business Route 5 Camdenton, MO 65020 Phone 573-346-8387
Toll Free: 888-535-3473
Builder of Top Quality
Custom Fire Apparatus
Toll Free: 888-535-3473
New custom built apparatus to meet the exact needs of your department.
or remount the apparatus that is currently working for you bringing it up to NFPA standards.
Each apparatus has a purpose driven design based on your departments needs
and built to the highest standard of quality.
PUMPER TANKER RESCUE
panel inside an FRC-style stainless steel
crew module is around $87,000 with the
total cost of about $217,000 for a bodiless fire truck—substantially less than
the custom. When making a comparison with smaller motors or less expensive chassis components, the spread can
Standard vs. Variable
Chassis manufacturers have standard
cab measurements. Commercial four-door
sedan cabs are pretty much cast in con-
crete while custom manufacturers have
limited raised-roof and interior measure-
ment options for the crew seating areas.
Kirvida says that in his “built to spec” FRC
modules the cab widths and lengths are
variable based on customer requirements
such as seating, the number of doors and
their widths, and the complexity of pump
systems. As an example, door widths
can be from 28 to 36 inches. The overall
height of crew modules can be flexible.
CustomFIRE has manufactured some
as low as 118 inches from ground level,
allowing a 74-inch interior headroom to
126 inches from ground level, allowing
headroom for a six-foot, 10-inch firefighter. Crew cab widths can also be flexible.
Measurements may vary with each manufacturer. Purchasers should be ever mindful of fire station door openings, physical
roadway limitations, and governmental
Kirvida notes that there should be
few restrictions on available options
with FRC-style modules—regardless of
who builds them. He says, “Nothing in
a CustomFIRE-built Full Response Cab
is proprietary by design or trademark.
Only the name Full Response Cab is.” He
is so passionate about the benefits of the
Full Response Cab that he said he would
be willing to sell a completed cab to any
OEM whose customer wanted one.
There are some hidden benefits to an
•• This design shows an enclosed top-mount operator’s panel with electric valve
controls, which allows seating (or extra compartmentation) on each side of the panel.
• 5 This enclosed top-mount operator’s panel features both manual and electric valve
controls allowing an additional seat just visible on the left side. The D-ring handle below
the panel unlatches an interior pump-house access panel. Also visible is an NFPA-compliant helmet holder—an item not easily located in today’s smaller custom cabs.