2014 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Volunteer Firefighter ConceptPosted in News on September 30, 2013
The Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Volunteer Firefighter Concept truck honors grassroots fire responders and shows off the new Silverado’s capability and dependability. The National Volunteer Fire Council and Chevrolet partnered up earlier this year to raise awareness for volunteer emergency services, EMS personnel, and volunteer firefighters. Did you know that about three-quarters of firefighters are volunteers, and that about 90% of fire departments in the United States are mostly or entirely volunteer-run? That’s phenomenal! These volunteer firefighters deserve recognition for their service, and the Silverado was built for these kinds of hard-working Americans.
The EcoTec3 5.3L V8 Double Cab Silverado Firefighter Volunteer SEMA Concept is outfitted with tools and safety equipment and plenty of room for personal gear. Chevrolet Accessory parts include: six-spoke 22-inch wheels with a custom painted finish, chrome assist steps, chrome door handles and mirror caps, molded hood protector, gull-wing tool box, and a brushed aluminum cantilever cab-over TracRac. An emergency roof light bar and additional LED perimeter lighting, red and silver paint, emergency siren and PA system, chrome fire extinguishers and mounting hardware, billet aluminum front brush guard and billet aluminum bed rails, and mounted axe and halligan equip the Silverado for firefighting action. From the factory, the 355 horsepower, 383 lb.-ft. of torque Chevy Z71 comes with a six-speed automatic transmission with hill descent control, electric power steering, four-wheel-disc brakes with Duralife rotors, StabiliTrak with hill start assist, and a CornerStep rear bumper.
Thank you to the volunteer firefighters who so graciously dedicate their time and talents to protecting what matters most.