KME Fire Apparatus News

KME to supply 23 pumpers to City of Los Angeles

  KME Fire Apparatus has recently received a contract from the City of Los Angeles Fire Department KME Fire Apparatus has recently received an award for 23 pumpers by the City of Los Angeles Fire Department. This is in addition to two water tenders currently in production for the LAFD.  The apparatus will be built on the KME Predator Severe Service chassis, recognized as the best overall cab for high volume use and severe conditions. The chassis include a 450...

Kovatch to race in support of Everyone Goes Home® program

  KME Fire Apparatus and the Kovatch Organization announce their sponsorship of Kovatch Motorsports  KME Fire Apparatus and the Kovatch Organization are pleased to announce their sponsorship of Kovatch Motorsports, Ltd., a new racing team owned by John Kovatch IV, Kovatch's Director of New Business Development, who is also its principal driver. Kovatch Motorsports will be racing a sportsman class modified dirt track race car in 2010 in support of...

KME’s new wildland product group wins three major contracts

A Type 6 Light Brush Unit model for wildland use from KME Fire Apparatus New contracts for KME following reach-out to wildland community KME Fire Apparatus recently announced that it has made major efforts in reaching out to the wildland fire community. The company believes that such efforts are a good fit with its existing product lines and will only help in sustaining the growth that the company has experienced over the several years. "KME has always made good wildland p...

KME will take part in three events at FRI 2009

A Legacy pumper by KME Fire Apparatus - one of four new vehicles the company will exhibit at FRI 2009 Apparatus manufacturer will showcase four new products KME Fire Apparatus is pleased to once again be exhibiting at FRI 2009 in Dallas, Texas. During the week KME is participating in three events: The Department of Defense (DOD) Conference, the IAFC's FRI and the ARFF Working Group's conference. At FRI KME will be exhibiting four units: a 100 ft Midmount KM...

KME to deliver 8 heavy rescues to United States Air Force

KME will deliver eight heavy rescues to the US Air Force Units will be built on KME custom chassis KME Fire Apparatus is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an order by the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia for eight custom heavy rescue trucks for the United States Air Force. The units will be built on a KME custom chassis with an aluminum heavy rescue walk-around body. The unit includes roof compartments with body access ladder, awning, 25 kw generator, and...

KME awarded 10 brush trucks for USDA Forest Service

KME will manufacture 10 light brush units for the USDA Forest Service Leading apparatus manufacturer looks to expand presence in wildland market KME Fire Apparatus is pleased to announce that it will be manufacturing 10 light brush units for the Southwestern Region of the USDA Forest Service. The units will be shipped to national forests in Arizona and New Mexico. KME was awarded the RFQ as a best overall value supplier. The light brush bodies will be mounted on a 4x4 F...

KME unveils new 2010 chassis at FDIC

  A 2010 chassis from KME on display at FDIC    KME chassis now ready for 2010 KME Fire Apparatus announced at FDIC that its chassis are ready today for 2010 engine emission compliance and that it will offer apparatus utilizing both Advanced EGR and SCR engines.In 2010, the EPA is requiring new vehicles to achieve a new diesel exhaust emissions regulations limit which is significantly more stringent than the guidelines that went into effect in 2007. These gui...

KME launches new 102 ft AerialCat maneuverability at FDIC

  KME's new flagship aerial truck, the 102' Rearmount AerialCat   Enhanced maneuverability aerial launched at FDIC KME Fire Apparatus displayed its flagship aerial, a 102' Rearmount AerialCat at FDIC this year, with significantly enhanced maneuverability. The AerialCat platform now has a range of elevation from -10 to +80 degrees, which is unmatched in the industry. This means that with the ladder fully retracted, the operator can set the platform on the ground f...

KME unveils new FORCE series ARFF at FDIC 2009

One of KME's new FORCE ARFF trucks outside the Lucas Oil Stadium at FDIC KME shows new ARFF trucks at FDIC KME Fire Apparatus unveiled its new FORCE series of ARFF trucks at FDIC this year with a KME Force 1500 on display. The KME Force Series is a complete line of ARFF vehicles that feature an industry leading design in 4x4, 6x6, 8x8 and Air Transportable configurations. KME also manufactures a full line of Rapid Intervention Vehicles (RIVs) giving KME one of the b...

KME awarded 21 rescue trucks for United States Air Force

A KME Rescue Truck: KME will supply 21 rescue trucks to the US Air Force KME wins contract to provide rescue trucks for US Air Force KME Fire Apparatus is pleased to announce that it will be manufacturing 21 medium rescue trucks for Defense Supply Center Philadelphia. The units will be shipped to air bases across the nation. KME was awarded the RFQ as the best overall value supplier. The rescue bodies will be mounted on a 4x4 crew cab chassis. Features will include: a KM...

KME unveils new website - giving fire departments more

Custom, value, safety, service: KME Fire Apparatus has launched a new website KME Fire Apparatus launches new website KME Fire Apparatus has long established itself as a leader in the manufacturing of a wide range of fire apparatus. But today, delivering great trucks isn't enough. The fire service is demanding more: more customized products, more value, more safety and more service. That's why KME is your best Fire Apparatus choice. To learn how KME is delivering m...

KME adds new sales reps in West Virginia and Western Region

KME Fire Apparatus is pleased to announce the addition of two new representative organisations Stuart Reyburn, President of Fire Trucks Unlimited, LLC. operating in Henderson, NV has put together the largest Sales and Service Center in a three state region that includes Nevada, Utah and Arizona. With a long history in the fire service working with both the military and civilian groups, the organization's working knowledge and commitment to provide KME customers unmatched sales an...

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