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Horry County (SC) Chooses KME Fire Apparatus

NESQUEHONING, PA—KME is pleased to announce that Horry County (SC) Fire Rescue has awarded KME and Safe Industries an order for 10 custom pumpers, an elliptical tanker, a 109-foot rear-mount ladder, and a 102-foot platform aerial. The award is part of a multiyear contract that will eventually lead to an entire fleet replacement.

The custom pumpers each include a Hale SafeBuy pump module, 1,000-/20-gallon water/foam tanks, 8-kW generator, a custom body designed for the county’s unique requirements, and an extensive list of equipment. The tanker includes a Mack chassis and a 3,300-gallon elliptical tank. The KME 109-foot AerialCat includes a 750-pound-tip-load ladder and a 14-foot jack spread. The 102-foot platform offers a 1,000-pound-load platform.

Horry County (SC) Fire Rescue is a combination department with career members tasked with fire suppression and all hazards response to the unincorporated areas of Horry County and emergency medical care for the entire county. Horry County covers more than 1,134 square miles, making it the largest county east of the Mississippi. Staffing for the department consists of more than 320 full-time career staff and more than 300 volunteers. The department operates 39 stations. KME was chosen following an extensive evaluation process of seven fire apparatus manufacturers that submitted proposals. The evaluation committee consisted of twelve members of the fire department, including both volunteer and career, along with Chief Fredrick Crosby.

According to Crosby, “We look forward to continuing our relationship now and in the future with KME to provide quality fire apparatus that will serve and protect the citizens we serve for years to come. Also, we would like to thank the members of Horry County Council and members of the community for their support and service without which we would not have been able to move forward.”

Al Willimon, Safe Industries CEO states, “Safe Industries would like to thank Horry County for placing its trust in us and KME. We look forward to working with Horry County in the replacement of its fleet and will ensure the county’s expectations are met in sales and service.”

Other departments are welcome to contact KME or Safe Industries for information about tag-on’s to this bid.

For more information, visit http://fire.kovatch.com/.

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