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FRC-style crew cab. Each rig can
have its own enclosed climate-con-trolled rehab area where firefighters
can stand up to doff/don their turnout gear. Firefighters exiting and
entering the cab don’t have to bend
over or squat down as they must in
most commercial sedan cabs and
some nonraised-roof custom cabs.
Pump operators who’ve spent several
hours standing outside in subzero weath-
er during a snowstorm will appreciate an
enclosed pump panel.
The FRC concept gives an apparatus
purchasing committee (APC) the flexi-
bility of choosing two pump locations,
unlimited pump capacities and config-
urations, six operator panel locations,
multiple seating options, and speed-
lay configurations while staying within
a single overall length and wheelbase.
That could make an APC’s job easier and
the firefighters’ jobs safer.
BILL ADAMS is a member of the Fire
Apparatus & Emergency Equipment advisory
board, a former fire apparatus salesman, and
a past chief of the East Rochester (NY) Fire
Department. He has 50 years of experience in
the volunteer fire service.
•• •• •• These photos show various SCBA seating any manufacturer should be able to provide in a crew cab module. Photo 17
shows four abreast. Divide the actual interior width by the number of seats to find the available space per firefighter. Photo 18
shows three abreast. It also shows “helmet holder” compartments in each upper corner. Photo 19 shows two seats with an EMS
module located between them. Most manufacturers building customized crew cab modules should be able to accommodate a
fire department’s unique seating requirements.