City of Syracuse (NY) Chooses KME for Fire Apparatus

Nesquehoning, PA–KME is pleased to announce that the Syracuse Fire Department has awarded KME and its sales representative, Gorman Emergency Vehicles, the contract for a new 55-foot KME Firestix™ elevated master stream ladder. KME extended the offering for 2012 and 2013 with options for future fire apparatus purchases and to also allow other departments to tag on to the Syracuse order. Further, KME has offered the tag-on availability in both pumper and aerial design for flexibility of vehicle designs desired.

The Syracuse base unit will be built on KME’s Predator™ Severe Service™ chassis with a 500-hp Cummins ISX engine. The cab is designed, manufactured and tested to perform under the most rigorous demands and meets and exceeds all crash/crush and front/side impact testing standards. Syracuse’s cabs will include side facing gear and equipment storage compartments and a rugged interior.

The pumping system includes Syracuse-specific low-mount crosslays (60 inches off ground), side-mount pump panel with 2,000-gpm pump, duplicated governor and relief valve controls, KME 55-foot Firestix ladder, 500/50, gallons of water/foam, and a Class A foam system.

The KME stainless steel body was custom designed to meet the unique needs of Syracuse fire department in rigorous and harsh climatic operating environments. The body features roll-up style doors, triple style SCBA compartments, and all LED scene lighting systems.

Fire departments in both the United States and Canada are invited to tag on to this award, taking advantage of the deep discounts offered to the City of Syracuse. With more 200 options in both pumper and aerial units, this order can accommodate many unique protection area needs.

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