Planning and Building Your Truck

At SVI Trucks, we know years of planning go into every fire apparatus and emergency vehicle, and because we recognize this process can be complex, we’ve put together this page to help turn dream into reality. Check back often as we plan to add more videos and other resources to this page. But to get your construction process rolling, here’s a look at what you can expect during SVI Trucks’ pre-construction meeting. We’re also highlighting FAMA’s Weight & Cube Calculator spreadsheet, featuring a list of equipment with weights and dimensions, and an informative Fire Apparatus & Emergency webcast to help departments begin the spec’ing process.

The Pre-Construction Process

This video highlights what you can expect during SVI’s pre-construction meeting, one of the most vital steps in your building your apparatus. This video covers key information you should bring to the meeting. You’ll even see how that information transforms into the makings of a custom fire truck.

This video mentions our Build the Perfect Truck Form. You can download it here by clicking the button below.

DOWNLOAD OUR “BUILD A PERFECT TRUCK” FORM
DOWNLOAD FAMA’S WEIGHT + CUBE CALCULATOR

Webcast: 10 Considerations for Spec’ing a Rescue Truck

Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment hosted this informative webcast in March of 2019. Presented by William Peters, Jersey City Fire Department (NJ) (Ret.) Battalion Chief and sponsored by SVI Trucks, this webcast covered apparatus functions, chassis considerations, body configurations and everything in between, including tool mounting, auxiliary systems, graphic requirements and much more. Duration: Approximately an hour.

VIEW THE ARCHIVED WEBCAST

Check back for videos on the bid process, final inspection and a factory!

SVI Trucks is a proud and accredited member of the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association.

 

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