Approximately 90 percent of the fire departments in the United States are entirely or mostly volunteer – and 75 percent of all firefighters are volunteers. And earlier this year, Chevrolet partnered up with the fire council to to raise awareness for volunteer emergency services, and support volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel across the United States. That being said, it’s easy to see where inspiration came to create the 2014 Silverado Volunteer Firefighter Concept, a unique truck based on the 1500 Z71 Double Cab model. It looks like it could fit right at home at any given fire station.
Built for both the 2013 Texas State Fair and the 2013 SEMA show, the one-off Silverado is fitted with several fireman-friendly functions, including space for gear such as a turnout coat and pants, firefighter helmet, air pack and gloves. And it continues with several other key features, some of which are actual Chevrolet Accessories:
- Chevrolet Accessory six-spoke 22-inch Wheels (part number 2095180) with custom painted finish
- Emergency roof light bar and additional light-emitting diode, or LED, perimeter lighting
- Chevrolet Accessory four-inch chrome assist steps (part number 22805436)
- Chevrolet Accessory chrome package: door handles (part number 22940647) and mirror caps (part number 22913965)
- Chevrolet Accessory molded hood protector (part number 19302745)
- Red and Silver Paint Scheme with Custom Graphics
- Emergency siren and PA system
- Chrome fire extinguishers and mounting hardware
- Chevrolet Accessory gull-wing tool box (part number 19260344)
- Custom billet aluminum front brush guard and billet aluminum bed rails
- Axe and Halligan tool
- CornerStep rear bumper
- Cantilever cab-over TracRac (part number 19299113) with custom brushed aluminum finish.
The interior also features unique tailoring, with reflective bolsters courtesy of 3M, and Torch Red stitching.