Medical cabinet systems

Emergency medical cabinet systems

Emergency medical professionals need many things to fulfill their mission but the most important thing is access to the proper emergency gear when they need it.  The emergency services personnel need to have access too all sorts of life saving equipment from stretchers to medicine. Stretchers along with patients can be transported in converted SUVs and medicine that has to be temperature controlled need to have Emergency Medical Cabinet Systems build for their Emergency Vehicles.

Emergency medical cabinet gallery

 

Emergency Medical Conversion Specialist

Having your Emergency Vehicle converted from a standard vehicle is not a difficult process when you have an Emergency Medical Conversion Specialist working with you. There are many things to take in to consideration and your emergency vehicle cabinet system is just one of them. When you are getting your emergency vehicle converted you have things to think about such as is this vehicle going to be used for patient transport or for keeping medication in a Temperature controlled cabinet system like a PharmGuard.

 

Emergency vehicle cabinet systems

PUGS Command Cabinets

First Responder Cabinet Systems

The first responders in the emergency services community needs cabinet systems that fit each vehicle and mission specifically.  But the fact is that each sector has its own specific needs and the cabinet systems they chose are dependent on the vehicle and the mission.

Police and Law Enforcement

Police vehicle consoles
Police vehicle consoles

The law enforcement sector has so many different department with so many different missions. When a police dept wants to upfit a vehicle, a cabinet system is almost always a part of this process. The type of cabinet will depend on what tasks the dept is responsible for. For example, a police chief’s vehicle will want to have a command cabinet with the ability to command a post when the need arises. There should probably be plenty of space to store gear and equipment, but more importantly, there should be a command board where a chief can map out organized directions to his staff. There should also be a radio face plate for radios and electrical power sources. The face plates have room behind them to house the wires and connections and keep them out of the way.

Most chief’s vehicles will have lighting. There are different types of lighting that can be used on a chief’s vehicle. Most commonly are bar lights mounted on the top of the vehicle as well as grille lighting in the front grill of the vehicle. But a chief can go wild and put lights all over the car: interior windshield light bar, rear windshield light bar, on the fenders and the running board and on the rear view mirrors to name a few. Some of the quality emergency lighting manufacturers are Whelen, Code 3, Weldon and Federal Signal.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Special Services Vehicle

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Special Services Vehicle

Fire Trucks and Apparatus

fire vehicles and Emergency services cabinet systems
fire vehicles and Emergency services cabinet systems

Fire trucks and apparatus are highly customized vehicles which includes various missions and duties. These duties can include firefighting, oil spills, vehicle extrication, car accidents, search and rescue missions and medical emergencies. Firefighters, as well as all emergency service workers, need to be prepared for any emergency expected or unexpected.

A fire chief’s vehicle will most likely be the central command post of any fire situation. The best option for this vehicle would be cabinet with a command board and plenty of space for required equipment and gear.

Fire and Apparatus Cabinet Systems
Fire and Apparatus Cabinet Systems

 

Fire and Rescue

Emergency Medical Services / EMS and ALS

Types of emergency cabinet systems

Emergency Vehicle Cabinet Systems

There is a vast array of cabinet systems for vehicles and they are as broad as the missions, sectors and vehicles that they serve. Many systems are used everyday by fire & rescue, law enforcement and EMS personnel all over the world. Emergency vehicles come with many purposes and service all aspects of our society.

The main purpose of a fire and rescue cabinet is to hold and organize as many and all equipment, gear and tools as possible. One of the most typical and popular cabinets is an CCSCBA cabinet that has room to mount a SCBA bracket and tools, hang turnout gear, compartments for bags and the possibility for a command board. A radio face plate can be added if radio communications are required.

Fire Cabinet with SCBA
Fire Cabinet with SCBA

The main purpose of a law enforcement cabinet is to store and secure weapons and to command emergency situations. There are two typical and popular cabinets, one for each purpose. The command cabinet always has a command board which can be customized to your liking. Command boards can be dry erase white boards or standard plexi glass. They can be lift up tilt or standard flat.  Command cabinets usually come with a radio face plate to house any and all communications equipment and electrical components. Another important feature of  a command cabinet is plenty of storage, whether it be open compartments, compartments with a door (with locking latch or standard latch) or drawers.

Command Cabinet with Storage
Command Cabinet with Storage

The main purpose of an EMS cabinet is to have enough space to carry medical bags and medical equipment that might be needed when you are a first responder to any emergency scene. This cabinet will have many open compartments that can be configured to your specific bags and equipment to make sure that they all fit properly.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CABINETS
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CABINETS

Emergency cabinet systems

PUGS Command Cabinets

Emergency cabinet systems

In the small world of Emergency Rescue, there are many different cabinets and styles to choose from. The main purpose of all cabinets is to carry equipment in the most organized manner. There are a variety of cabinets made for specific vehicles and specific missions. The patient transport cabinet’s main purpose, however, is to carry a patient from a back woods scenario to an ambulance waiting on open road.

PATIENT TRANSPORT CABINET

TRANSPORT-CABINET
TRANSPORT-CABINET

Emergency vehicle cabinets come in very handy when you are the first one to arrive at any scene, but especially when injured victims are involved. The cabinet you have in the back of your emergency vehicle can be the difference between life and death. The best cabinet for this situation is an EMS patient transport cabinet.

Patient Transport Cabinets include:

  • flip down back board on which the patient can be secured
  • open compartments for easy access retrieval of med bags
  • space for a portable backboard

There are many options available when purchasing a patient transport cabinet. Any one of the open storage compartments can be made into a storage drawer to keep medical bags or other equipment safe. Put a lock on the drawer and use it for narcotics or other drugs that need to be secured during transport. A temperature control unit can also be added to a compartment in the case that  medications need to be kept at a certain temperature at all times. If files need to be kept close by, a file drawer with standard file runner can be built into the cabinet.

If a slide out drawer is not needed, a door with a compression latch can be added to a compartment which can be locking or non-locking.

If the scene becomes a situation where a central command is required, a command board might be an appropriate option. From this cabinet, directives can be mapped out in an organized and efficient manner. The command board comes in either the standard plexi glass under which a standard map is placed. The commander on scene can write on the plexi over and over again as it can be erased as needed.  The other command board option is whiteboard. This allows the commander to customize directions as he deems fit and erase when finished.

Command cabinets by vehicle

Emergency Vehicle Cabinet Systems

The type of Command Cabinet or cabinet system you require is dictated by the mission and your vehicle type.

Police and Law Enforcement

Police and Law enforcement use a variety vehicles depending on the mission. Many times the equipment is a the same but depending on the vehicle type and mission you will have to configure the cabinet systems differently.
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Sedan Cabinet Systems for Law Enforcement

For instance if you are a patrol officer driving a sedan you will probably need some sort of in-cab console with a computer docking station and possibly an overhead mount. You may also require a trunk system which can be for storage of emergency equipment or weapons.

SUV Cabinet Systems for Law Enforcement

Police weapons storage lockers
Police weapons storage lockers

SUVs are used for a variety missions in Law Enforcement ranging from patrols to Investigations and K9 units. The type of cabinet system you will need will depend on your mission.

Utility & Tactical Cabinet Systems

If you are a SWAT team you needs will be different. You could possibly have up to ten guys in the vehicle so space will be a commodity. You will need a weapons locker and probably storage for battering rams and other equipment. You will also need a in-cab cabinet for radio and communication.

Fire and Rescue

A typical cabinet for a fire fighter is one that has a designated area for turn out gear and a SCBA bracket. A storage drawer and an open compartment would be a good option to store any additional items that need to be close by.

Cabinet Systems for Fire Chief

A fire chief probably would want to have a command board in his cabinet in addition to a SCBA bracket and space for turn out gear. Options such as a command board, map drawers and file drawers would make a command post easier to command.

Emergency Medical and Paramedic

 

 

SUV Cabinet Systems for Law Enforcement

Sportsman and Outdoor

SUV Cabinet Systems for Law Enforcement

Commercial and Industrial

SUV Cabinet Systems for Law Enforcement

What is a command cabinet?

Emergency Responder Cabinet Systems

Mission based command cabinets

A command cabinet is a vehicle cabinet system that is designed to hold equipment and materials specific to any given mission. Each mission has its specific needs and the command cabinet is designed to meet those needs of the mission.  Primarily, command cabinets are used for emergency services but can be customized for industrial uses.

Custom Command Cabinets

Command cabinets need to fulfill the mission in which they are designed for and therefore it is important to speak with a specialist.

Police weapons storage lockers
Police weapons storage lockers ( Storage Drawer)

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Emergency Services Command Cabinets

Emergency services can be Law Enforcement and Security Personnel and First Responders like Fire & Rescue, EMS and Paramedics.
Fire command cabinets can contain command boards and multiple radios to coordinate emergency operations as well as contain compartments for gear storage and emergency equipment. The command board can be either plexi glass or whiteboard depending on the preference of the commander and practice of the fire dept. If the fire dept has a command map they use, a plexi glass command board is a good option. The map fits under the glass and the commander can write on the plexi and erase and write again. If there is not standard fire map, a whiteboard command board is the way to go. This option allows the commander to write his own set of directives over and over again. Space for a SCBA bracket is also something you would see in a fire command cabinet.
Law Enforcement and Police/SWAT command cabinets typically include radio communications and equipment storage, but many times they also contain a weapons locker. Weapons lockers are secured combo locking drawers where law enforcement officers can store their weapons during transit and until they need them.

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Command Cabinet Examples

 

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