KME Receives Foam Pumper Fire Apparatus Order from Boston

Nesquehoning, PA—KME announced that the City of Boston (MA) Fire Department has awarded KME and its sales representative Bulldog Fire Apparatus an order for five custom foam pumpers purchased under the FCAM (Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts) Contract. These units will join the ten KME pumpers and two rescue trucks already in service in Boston. In addition, Boston has three 109-foot AerialCatTM rear-mount ladders currently in production at KME.

The new pumpers include features to specifically handle incidents in the tunnel system that runs throughout the City of Boston. Each rig is equipped with a secondary pump for pump-and-roll operations, which will supply both water and foam to the remote controlled bumper turret. Ground spray nozzles are included beneath the units to protect against the potential of rolling fuel that could become ignited during operations. A remote controlled deck gun is also included for higher flow on major incidents requiring additional foam attack.

The Boston severe service pumper design is built on a KME’s Predator™ Severe Service™ LFD chassis with a 405-hp engine and dual secondary braking with both an engine compression brake and an EVSR transmission with output retarder for extended brake life and superior braking ability. A Code-3 NFPA Tricore Warning Light Package and Fire Research LED Spectra work lighting package is also included.

The Waterous pumping system includes a side-mount pump panel with a CSU-C20-1250 single-stage pump and Waterous Advantus 6 Class A and/or B foam system. The tank has a 750-gallon capacity with a 50-gallon integral foam system with external foam pumping and filling capabilities. Discharges include an Akron FireFox Bumper Turret and TFT Hurricane Electric Deck Gun with a 1,000-gpm Master Stream Electric Nozzle.

The apparatus also includes a five-year bumper-to-bumper warranty.

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