Emergency Services face a unique set of occupational hazards. The nature of the tasks involving high-stress, high-risk and low control elements are both physically and psychologically demanding. Using state of the art technology in a human-centric approach, Volvo Trucks are proud that our Volvo FM and Volvo FMX crew cabs can play a role toward improving the safety and well-being of emergency services personnel now and into the future. We understand the customers of today and tomorrow.
The Volvo crew cab has been designed in consultation with industry partners to ensure the wellbeing of you and your team is prioritised. Enhanced ergonomics and materials that are durable and easy to maintain are at the core of the new crew cab development. Seating up to nine people, the Volvo crew cab interior is spacious and well-lit. Quick and easy accessibility is prioritised with inclusion of anti-slip illuminated steps with an optional fold down lower step and its corresponding power grip safety orange grab handles. The driver’s field of vision is enhanced thanks to the seating position and ultra slim line mirror design, reducing blind spots. Clear operational logic for cab instrumentation allows for the right information to be displayed at the right time.
At Volvo Trucks safety is in our DNA. Each truck model we produce is a fully certified ECER-29-03 cab that has undergone impact testing. Furthermore, for the first time Volvo can offer certified crew seating configurations with, or without, integrated *SCBA. Seats in the crew cab are equipped with 3 - point seatbelts so you can trust that crew members are safe and secure every step of the way. The inclusion of large rear-view mirrors, and panoramic windows with a low door line, provides the field of view necessary for safe and efficient driving.
With over 40 years in the Australian market, Volvo Trucks knows what it takes to build a truck that will thrive in Australian conditions. The Volvo D11 and D13 engines are optimized to provide the perfect mix of power, torque and reliability that the emergency services industry demands. Volvo powertronic fully automatic transmissions, and high torque PTO combinations ensure long duration incidents are handled with ease. The inclusion of industry leading driver support systems ensure you arrive safely on scene in all weather conditions.
Volvo understands that fire trucks are complex when it comes to superstructure integration, auxiliary systems and controls, which is why we have developed a compact and simplified chassis. All mounted chassis components in the wheelbase area have been repositioned to facilitate a clear rear cab wall. New electrical architecture with pre-defined connection points and pre-run cable preparation supports the bodybuilder to deliver less invasive system integration. Reliability, quality and safety remain uncompromised.
When you purchase a Volvo Truck, you are not just completing a transaction, you become part of the Volvo family. With Australia and New Zealand’s largest dealer network, Volvo Trucks is committed to supporting you anytime, anywhere.
Success in the emergency services depends on our ability to provide safety, quality and reliability for the life of your vehicle. We understand our partners in the emergency services always need to be ready, that is why we provide comprehensive support, so you can get quality assistance when you need it most. Your Volvo FM or FMX crew cab can be paired with a Gold Service Contract so you can trust that you will be guaranteed the best possible uptime.
Volvo telematics and onboard vehicle diagnostics systems are ready to work for you, offering complete fleet visibility, real time performance snapshots and asset health monitoring. Preventative maintenance planning and scheduled servicing is provided using the latest in connected systems.