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VIDEO: Whipline Bumper Turret

  The KME Whipline Bumper Turret was designed with wildland customers in mind, this turret moves as fast as your arm and mimics the motion of a firefighter holding a nozzle. The turret moves as quickly as the operator’s hand, ...

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VIDEO: KME Vermont Hazmat Command Vehicle

  This video covers a new KME Predator™ hazmat command unit recently delivered to the State of Vermont. CAB KME 4×2 Predator™ Panther MFD Chassis with 16” Raised Roof    DRIVETRAIN Cummins ISL 400-hp Engine    BODY Aluminum 5 Compartment ...

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Craig Weeks on Talking Trucks and Equipment

In this installment of Talking Trucks & Equipment, Craig Weeks, division chief/fleet manager for the Los Angeles County (CA) Fire Department and a Rig columnist, sat down to talk with Chris Mc Loone about apparatus technology, apparatus gearing, and how ...

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It’s All in the Options

By Ricky Riley When looking at Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment or browsing all the manufacturers’ Web sites, there is no lack of great looking apparatus perfectly posed and gleaming in the sun. And as good as the units look, ...

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VIDEO: 102-Foot KME AerialCat Platform

    The 102′ KME AerialCat Platform brings safety and ease of operation to every response. Maximum leveling capability, big performance, industry-leading platform design, and ultimate below-horizontal platform position provides performance and every elevation. CHASSISPredator LFD with 10-inch Raised Roof ...

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VIDEO: EZ TRAC and KME

KME has a variety of off-road options available for our custom chassis line. Recently KME installed an EZ Trac system on a unit for the Anchorage Fire Department to accommodate their need for 4×4, but with a restriction on overall ...

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It’s All About the Gears

By Craig Weeks Flashback: early 1980s, 1965 to 1973 muscle cars ruled the roads, and every high school gear head scrambled to save $500 for the rusty Mustang, Camaro, or Challenger with the “For Sale” sign in the window. It ...

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Apparatus Technology: Part 2

By Craig Weeks Visually, the emergency warning lights that were once incandescent light bulbs with noisy spinning rotating assemblies or flashing sealed-beam lamps drawing up to 100 amps or more on a single vehicle have been replaced with the light ...

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