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VIDEO: 102-Foot KME AerialCat Platform

This video covers a KME 102-foot AerialCat recently delivered to the Paramus (NJ) Fire Company.


KME now offers EZ Trac, a steerable hydraulic drive assist system that has the ability to engage and disengage on the go. Unlike conventional front-wheel drive systems, EZ Trac maintains factory turning radius, ride quality, ground clearance, and overall height.

VIDEO: Code 3 Triumph Lightbar

The center section of the Triumph can provide an additional row of high-powered straight-on emergency warning light for Upper Zone A.

Low-Voltage Electrical Concerns: The Good Old Days

A comprehensive detailed description of an electrical system in purchasing specifications should ensure a level of quality.

Training Guides

Weighing In on Apparatus GVWs

When buying new apparatus, don't let weight become a final inspection headache.  Thinking beyond the numbers on the doorplate helps build a tr...

Ten Apparatus Purchasing Mistakes

The acquisition of new fire apparatus can be a daunting task for fire departments and is loaded with opportunities for missteps. Decision makers mu...

Anatomy of a Fire Pump

Understanding the anatomy of a fire pump can be a key to maintaining a long-lasting, strong-running pump for many years. This article will discuss ...

Wireless Headsets Permeate All Areas of Response

Firefighters have enjoyed wireless connectivity through their desktop computers, laptops, smart phones, and notepads for a while. Now they are usin...

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