City of Atlanta Chooses KME for Fire Apparatus

Shown above is a pumper built on a KME Severe Service™ cab.

Nesquehoning, PA—KME is pleased to announce that the City of Atlanta, Georgia, has awarded KME an order for two heavy rescues, two tractor-drawn aerials, and eight custom pumpers to join the KMEs already in service.

The heavy rescue tandem chassis include two-door KME custom cabs for a maneuverable wheelbase, 500-hp engines, 25,000-pound bumper winches, and driveline retarders. The aluminum walk-in rescue bodies include interior countertops, bench storage, and 15-kW generators. In addition, the units include five-year service plans with six- and 12-month maintenance intervals.

The TDA tractors will be KME Severe Service™ cabs and Cummins ISX-12 500-hp engines. The aerials include 101-foot ladders with prepiped waterways, 10-kW generators, and roof-mounted light towers.

The pumpers also include Severe Service cabs, Cummins ISX-12 450-hp engines, two-stage 1,500-gpm pumps, 500 gallon water tanks, 30-gallon foam tanks, and galvanneal steel fire bodies. The bodies include low hosebeds for easy access and KME’s Lock-N-Load™ treadplate cover for safe deployment.

The Atlanta (GA) Fire Rescue Department staffs 35 fire stations, including five stations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It has more than 1,000 employees, sworn and civilian, serving an area of 132 square miles within the city limits of Atlanta.

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