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Wildland Innovations Powering Designs in Rigs Crafted for Fire Agency’s Needs

By Alan M. Petrillo There are plenty of wildland Type 6 and Type 3 fire vehicles in fire department and fire agency fleets throughout the country, based chiefly on the typical requirements of wildland firefighters for maneuverability and off-road capability ...

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Tanker Innovations Improve Water Carrying, Vehicle Handling Abilities

By Alan M. Petrillo Tankers (tenders), especially those carrying very large amounts of water, have sometimes been criticized for two major drawbacks: sacrificing compartment space to get to a specified gallonage and having heavy and less responsive handling capabilities. But ...

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City of Winston-Salem (NC) Fire Department Tractor-Drawn Aerial

CHASSIS Severe Service XMFD with Flat Roof Hendrickson FireMaxx Air-Ride Warn 9000# Poratble Winch DRIVE TRAIN Cummins ISX 12 500 HP Engine with Brake Allison 4000EVS 5-Speed Automatic Transmission PUMP & TANK Waterous S100 2,000 GPM Single Stage Pump BODY ...

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Nashville (TN) Fire Department KME Aerial

CHASSIS 100″ Severe Service XMFD Flat Roof DRIVE TRAIN Cummins ISX15 600-hp Engine Allison 4000 EVS Transmission AERIAL 103′ 4 Section AerialCat Ladder 94′ Horzontal Reach 50 mph Wind Load Rating 1/4″ Ice on Entire Structure -7 Degree to +80 ...

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Orange County (CA) Fire Authority Purchases 10 KME Pumpers and Seven Tractor-Drawn Aerials

NESQUEHONING, PA—KME Fire Apparatus announces the delivery of 10 KME custom pumpers and seven 101-foot tractor-drawn aerials (TDAs) to the Orange County Fire Authority. The new trucks will join more than 100 KME apparatus currently in service at the Orange ...

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KME Fire Apparatus Introduces the Hendrickson STEERTEK NXT Front Axle and Suspension System

NESQUEHONING, PA—KME Fire Apparatus, a subsidiary of REV Group (NYSE: REVG) and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, announces the launch of the Hendrickson STEERTEK NXT Front Axle and Suspension System on KME custom chassis pumpers, tankers, rescues, and aerials. The ...

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Rig of the Day: Chautauqua Fire District, NY, Custom Pumper

CHASSIS KME 96″ Severe Service LFD with 10″ Raised Roof EZ Trac Hydraulic AWD System Valvac Heated & Remote Control Mirrors DRIVE TRAIN Cummins ISL 9 400 HP Engine Allison 3000 EVS Transmission PUMP & TANK Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm Single-Stage ...

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PA Volunteer Fire Company Gets TDA from KME

By Alan M. Petrillo The North Penn Volunteer Fire Company, North Wales, Pennsylvania, wanted to replace a 1997 Simon LTI 75-foot quint with a longer ladder, but not necessarily another quint, as long as the rig had a pump and ...

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Greenwood Hose #1, Moosic, PA Custom Rescue Truck

CHASSIS 100″ KME Panther LFD with 16″ Raised-Roof Cab DRIVE TRAIN Cummins ISL9 450-hp Engine PUMP & TANK Burner Stored Air CAFS BODY 4-Compartment Walk-Around Rescue Constructed of 3/16″ Aluminum Onspot 6 Strained Chain System for Single Rear Axle Robinson ...

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