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Polaris announces new diesel firefighting and rescue UTVs

October 9, 2020
By FFIC Staff

Utility task vehicles (UTV) are a critical component to any department’s fleet, improving response time, reach and reducing the personnel requirements. The new Pro XD firefighting and rescue units are turn-key vehicles from Polaris Government and Defense.

The Polaris Pro XD was designed for the sole purpose of work, with an increased payload in the pallet-sized cargo box, greater durability and better serviceability. It has two and four-seat, gas and diesel models offering up to 2,075 pounds payload and 2,500 pounds towing capacities, heavy-duty driveline components and up to 200-hour maintenance intervals. The vehicles also feature puncture-resistant Kevlar-backed vinyl seats, all-new tires for longer life on hard-packed surfaces, as well as multiple standard safety features like horn, reverse beeper and vehicle fault alarms which notify users of potential issues that could cause serious damage to the vehicle.

The diesel model also benefits departments and organizations that have otherwise standardized on heavy-fuels. Three models include the firefighting UTV-based apparatus, rescue only and a combination fire and rescue vehicle.

The Pro XD firefighting UTV has a 95-gallon water with 5-gallon integral foam copoly tank, foam fire suppression system, professional fire pump, hose and reel, and the ability to draft from an external water source. The Pro XD rescue skid incorporates a rear attendant seat and a stokes rescue basket. And a combination fire and rescue skid incorporates the fire tank and equipment as well as the stokes rescue basket. All vehicles can also include professional emergency lighting, public address system and custom graphics to match the rest of a department’s fleet.

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