The Los Angeles County Fire Department has awarded a contract to KME for eleven custom pumpers. The purchase includes a provision for fire departments nationwide that allows them to “tag-on” to the contract and take advantage of the discounted pricing until September 1, 2012.
The pumpers feature KME’s Predator Severe ServiceTM chassis with a 450 hp engine, and an air ride rear suspension for improved vehicle ride and handling. The pumping system features a 1,500 gpm midship pump, and a 250 gpm auxiliary pump for pump and roll operations. The tank has a capacity of 500 gallons of water and 25 gallons of Class A foam which feeds the on board direct injection foam system. The short 175″ wheelbase provides for a tight turning radius. Each apparatus is equipped with a KME Lock-N-Load TM hosebed cover, which provides a strong aluminum treadplate working surface that can easily and safely be lifted for hose repacking with a short raised height for operations in low clearance stations.
This brings the total quantity of apparatus provided by KME to the county to over 200 vehicles.
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