Fire Apparatus for City of Ottawa to Come From KME

Nesquehoning, PA –KME announced that the City of Ottawa Fire Department has awarded KME and its sales representative Metz Fire & Rescue, an order for 12 custom pumpers. The award is a multiyear award with options for future fire apparatus purchases.

The units will be built on KME’s Predator Severe Service™ chassis. The Severe Service concept is about a well-planned design created to fully accommodate the needs of operators, crews and mechanics and have a rig that’s ready to respond, every time. The cab is designed, manufactured and tested to perform under the most rigorous demands by meeting and exceeding all crash/crush and front/side impact testing standards. Ottawa’s cabs will include both frontal collision (4Front™) and rollover protection (RollTek™) for all occupants.

The pumping system includes a top-mount pump panel with 1,500-gpm pump, cold weather package for extreme winter environments, 600/20 gallons of water/foam and a Class A foam system. The body was custom designed to meet the unique needs of Ottawa’s fire department. It features customized storage for each piece of equipment carried by the department, with everything enclosed to protect equipment from the elements. The preconnects are set up at the rear of the apparatus on one common panel for ease of hookup and replacement. The hose load is protected by a hinged treadplate cover, with a lowered section for LDH supply hose. The top of the apparatus is accessed from an ergonomic ladder for safe climbing.

Fire departments in both the United States and Canada are invited to “tag-on” to this multiunit award to take advantage of pricing options. Small changes to accommodate unique protection area needs are available from KME.

For more information, visit www.kovatch.com.

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