Chevrolet shows Black Ops and Volunteer Firefighter concepts at the State Fair of Texas


Many concepts foreshadow upcoming production vehicles. Others are pie-in-the-sky funmobiles. While some, like the Chevrolet Volunteer Firefighter and Black Ops concepts, are more what-can-bes. While the Black Ops concept (above) isn't about Bond, James Bond, it is about more of a FEMA first response complete with a pick-up bed with Twinkies (click on pic). The Volunteer Firefighter concept showcases ways that rural communities might outfit the new 2014 Silverado to meet some of their firefighting needs (it's not all about squirting water you know). Check out the press release after the jump for more info on the equipment and to see more pics. Cool idea Chevy. Although I've got to say that the FEMA truck is kinda misnamed. I mean when you think "Black Ops" you think secret and that truck isn't going to fade into any backgrounds. Just sayin'. Enjoy!

Source: Chevrolet - Press release and pics (3) after the "read more" jump.





Press Release:
Silverado Concepts Target Extremes of Preparedness

  • Specialty trucks dedicated to volunteer first responders and ultimate survival
Chevrolet is using the 2014 Silverado full-size pickup to explore the extremes of preparedness with the Volunteer Firefighter and Black Ops concepts shown publicly for the first time Friday at the State Fair of Texas.

Chevrolet developed the Silverado Z71 Volunteer Firefighter concept truck, which honors the service of grassroots first responders, with input from the National Volunteer Fire Council. The concept vehicle features a full complement of rescue equipment incorporated on a new Silverado Double Cab equipped with the Z71 Off Road suspension.

The sinister-looking Black Ops concept is based on the Silverado Crew Cab 4x4, building on its strength, performance and safety with features designed to turn the wasteland into an oasis, including custom-fabricated lower body armor and a lockable, bed-mounted Truck Vault storage unit. It holds a solar power pack, a pair of gas masks, gloves, military First Aid Kit, folding shovel and rope.

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