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Fire Truck Maker KME Announces Order

Nesquehoning, PA – KME has announced that the City of Atlanta’s Fire Rescue Department has awarded KME and its sales representative NAFECO, an order for seven custom pumpers and three 101-foot tractor-drawn aerials, as well as five-year service and maintenance contracts for the apparatus. The award is a multiyear award with options for future apparatus purchases.

The pumpers will be built on KME’s Predator™ chassis and will include drive line retarders for superior stopping and brake life, two-stage 1,500-gpm pumps, 500/60 gallon water/foam tanks, Class A foam systems, and high-capacity hosebeds with low and safe access just above the frame rails.

The tractor-drawn aerials will be built on KME’s Predator Severe Service™ chassis and will include drive line retarders, front bumper winches, and 500-hp engines. The tractor has a short 140-inch wheelbase and the overall length is less than 56 feet. The 101-foot AerialCat™ ladder is a steel device that features a 2.5:1 structural safety factor and includes a 1,500-gpm waterway and features including KME’s Store Front Blitz™ capability.

Phil Gerace, KME’s Director of Sales and Marketing states, “The City of Atlanta currently operates three KME pumpers in their fleet. We are pleased to be able to continue to serve them and have found Atlanta to be an outstanding fire department. The pumpers are designed well for a high volume, city department and the tractor drawn AerialCats will bring a new level of performance and operational flexibility to the city.”

Fire departments across the nation are invited to “tag-on” to this multi-unit award to take advantage of the superior pricing available. Small changes to accommodate unique protection area needs are available from KME. Contact your local KME sales representative for additional details.

For more information, visit www.kovatch.com.