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Los Angeles County Fire Department Chooses KME for 20 Fire Trucks

Nesquehoning, PA –KME, a member of REV Group, has announced that the Los Angeles County (CA) Fire Department (LAC0FD) has awarded it an order for 20 custom pumpers. The new fire trucks, when delivered in 2017, will join hundreds of KME apparatus currently in service at the LACoFD. The purchase includes a contract provision for fire departments nationwide that allows them to “tag-on” to the contract and take advantage of the discounted pricing until December 31, 2016.

The apparatus will be built on KME’s Severe Service™ cab and chassis. The Severe Service was engineered in conjunction with the fire service and designed for use in extreme conditions and fleets. Components have been subjected to high-volume use with more than a million miles of real world testing. The pumpers have a 500-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 onboard direct-injection foam system. The short 175-inch wheelbase provides for a tight turning radius. Each fire apparatus is equipped with a KME Lock-N-Load™ 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.

Departments that wish to “tag-on” to the contract and take advantage of the discounted pricing also garner additional benefits that include:

  • A price justification that includes a baseline specification and pricing that were obtained through a public, competitive bidding process.
  • The ability to make some modifications to the configuration to meet the needs of the department’s unique operating conditions.
  • Firm pricing for new orders throughout calendar year 2016.
  • Elimination of most purchasing administration costs which can be substantial for public bids. 

For more information, visit www.kmefire.com.

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