Emporia VFD Gets New KME Pumper

The Emporia (VA) Volunteer Fire Department has recently taken delivery of a new KME pumper tanker apparatus, according to a recent press release posted on
VA Fire News

The KME Predator Panther Long Four Door custom cab and chassis drive train consist of a Cummins ISL 450 horsepower engine and an Allison EVS4000 series automatic transmission with heavy duty 1810 series drive line system. 

The KME cab which is third party tested and certified to the latest ECE integrity and crash standards, is designed to be the safest and highest tested cab in the fire industry to date. The seating provides for six firefighters with five SCBA seats and body fender compartments for up to eleven spare air cylinders.

The pumping system consist of a Waterous Model CSU 2250 GPM pump that is U.L. certified at 1750 GPM for years of use. To provide intake water to the pump, there is a 6” intake on each side as well as at the front bumper area. For maximizing the flow from the on board 1250 gallon water tank, there is a 4” high capacity tank to pump piping with electrically controlled Akron 4” ball valve. Multiple front bumper, side, and rear discharges are provided as well as three vertically stacked 2” speedlays with pull-out hose packing trays for ease of reloading. An Akron “Apollo Hi-Riser” deck gun is provided on the top side deck gun piping with a compliment of automatic and straight bore tip nozzles and a portable ground base.”

Read more about this new delivery HERE.

Photo courtesy of VA Fire News.


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