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Richmond Virginia Chooses KME for Fire Apparatus

Nesquehoning, PA—KME is pleased to announce that the City of Richmond, Virginia, and its Fire and Emergency Services have awarded KME and Goodman Specialized Vehicles an order for four custom pumpers. The award is part of a five-year contract with options for future purchases.

As the capital of Virginia, Richmond’s fire department is tasked with protecting approximately 200,000 residences and more than 400,000 workers and visitors each day. The department responds to more than 30,000 calls for service each year.

The custom pumpers will be built on 96” KME Severe Service chassis with cab occupant protection systems. Also included are Waterous 1,500-gpm pumps, 500-gallon water tanks, and five-year bumper-to-bumper warranties.

Scott Zingaro, KME Fire and Rescue Sales Manager for Goodman Specialized Vehicles, is honored to work with the City of Richmond’s Fire Department to provide its next group of fire apparatus built by KME and states, “Working with this committed team of professionals, who represent their Richmond community with distinction, has been a wonderful experience. Goodman Specialized Vehicles looks forward to building a long-term relationship by providing the City of Richmond’s fire department with state-of-the-art products and superior service.”

Other departments are welcome to contact KME or Goodman Specialized Vehicles for information about tag-ons to this bid.


KME is a leading custom manufacturer of a full range of specialty vehicles for military, industrial, commercial, aviation and municipal markets. Additional information on KME can be found at www.kovatch.com or by emailing to kme@kovatch.com. For more information on this press release, contact Phil Gerace, KME Director of Sales and Marketing, pgerace@kovatch.com or 570-669-5174.

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