Emergency response units use GMC SUVs and trucks throughout the United States.
GMC supplies emergency vehicles to hospitals, fire departments, emergency rescue units and the military. These are often standard mass-produced cars and trucks which get upgrades to suit their requirements as emergency vehicles. GMC is a subsidiary of General Motors and markets its vehicles for North America and the Middle East. In 2003 GMC manufactured the Envoy, a midsize SUV, the Safari, a mid-size van, the Savana, a full size rear-wheel-drive van, the Sierra, a full-size pickup truck, the Sonoma, a mid-size pick-up truck and the Yukon, a full-size utility vehicle.
Grille Guards and Bull Bars
Law enforcement agencies worldwide use grille guards and bull bars on their emergency vehicles to provide extra protection to the radiator, engine and other important parts that could be damaged in a head-on collision. All 2003 GMC models can be upgraded with a wide variety of grille guards such as the Tuff-Bar, the Westin Ultimate Bull Bar and the Black Horse grille guards.
Skid plates improve the aerodynamic profile of an emergency vehicle and improve its performance on snow. Skid plates protect and flatten your GMC’s undercarriage, which makes it easier to drive through snow. The 2001 to 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2500, for instance, can be fitted with lower control arm skid plates to improve their off-road and snow driving performance as emergency vehicles.
Emergency Vehicle Lighting
GMC emergency vehicles are eligible for a wide selection of lighting options. These include halogen bar lights, warning lights and priority lights. The color of the lighting depends on the purpose of the vehicle. In the United States, blue lights generally designate the vehicles of firefighters, police and emergency medical technicians, while a green light is the sign of a fire chief and the cars he personally authorizes.