Chevrolet Silverado Concepts Target Extreme Preparedness

By | September 27, 2013
The Chevrolet Silverado lineup wouldn't be complete without two new concepts: Volunteer Firefighter and Black Ops editions. We can understand a concept to help out volunteer firefighters, and who wouldn't want to take a loud, enormous truck with them on covert missions? It seems like Chevrolet is building upon the Rescue Trucks it launched to help out during the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. The automaker has used the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup as the basis for these two new concepts to help them explore the world of extreme preparedness. Both concepts were unveiled at the State Fair of Texas. The Silverado Z71 Volunteer Firefighter concept has been created to honor the service first responders provide, and it features a full range of rescue equipment that has been incorporated onto the Silverado Double Cab platform with the Z71 Off-Road suspension. Chevrolet also took into consideration the input provided by the National Volunteer Fire Council to make this truck everything a first responder may need. Based off the Silverado Crew Cab 4X4, the Black Ops concept tries to show a sinister-looking appearance, but ends up looking like the normal Silverado with some added features. At least the Firefighter concept looks more suited to its intended purpose. The Black Ops concept features custom-fabricated lower body armor and a lockable, bed-mounted Truck Vault storage unit, as well as a solar power pack, gas masks, gloves, rope, folding shovel, and a military first Aid Kit. Check out the photos below to get your share of the two newest concepts from Chevrolet. Source: Chevrolet