KME Ridgerunner Fire Apparatus Headed to Oregon

NESQUEHONING, PA – The Marion County (OR) Fire District #1 in Oregon was searching for a different type of fire apparatus for three of its more rural stations. It was hoping to find a Type 3 engine with the typical configuration of a high angle of approach and departure as well as pump-and-roll capabilities for wildland firefighting, but also wanted the engine to have at least 750 gallons of water and have a 1,500-gpm pump. KME’s northwest dealer, Cascade Fire & Safety was able to accommodate all of these needs with a custom built KME RidgeRunner™.  

This model has the full capability of a Type 1 pumper with the flexibility and off-road performance of a Type 3. Designed to meet the full requirements of a Class A pumper (including all ISO requirements) without sacrificing off-road performance, it is available in both midship and rear-mount pump configurations. RidgeRunners allow departments to fulfill multiple missions in a single truck.

“We had originally planned on purchasing two of the engines, but once we fully understood the capabilities of the RidgeRunner we ordered a third engine” said Fire Chief Henson.

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