Santa Rosa (CA) FD Places Order for Two KME 101-Foot Tractor-Drawn AerialCats

NESQUEHONING, Pa. – Nov. 21, 2023 – KME, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, is pleased to announce the Santa Rosa (California) Fire Department is set to receive two KME® 101-foot Tractor-Drawn AerialCats (TDA) to serve its area.

These cutting-edge fire apparatus will enhance the department’s capabilities in support of the department’s commitment to provide the highest level of service to the community. The apparatus were ordered through KME dealer Fire Department Solutions (FAS) in California.

Key features of the Custom Predator TDAs include:

  • Predator® EMFD cab with 10″ Raised Roof
  • 4Front® Occupant Protection System
  • Cummins X15 650 HP Engine
  • Allison 4500 EVS Transmission
  • 300-Gallon Water Tank
  • Steertek NXT
  • 90-degree jack knife capability
  • 14-foot jack stance
  • 500-pound unrestricted wet or dry tip load rating
  • -7 degree low to 80-degree elevation rating

The Santa Rosa Fire Department provides fire protection, emergency medical, and rescue services to its community. The department’s service area encompasses all of the city of Santa Rosa, the Roseland Fire District, and a number of county islands within the city boundary. Serving a resident population of approximately 181,900 people and protecting an area of approximately 44.4 square miles, the Santa Rosa Fire Department operates 10 fire stations and 23 response apparatus including reserve apparatus.

“This investment in new equipment highlights Santa Rosa Fire Department’s dedication to staying at the forefront of firefighting technology and ensuring they have the tools necessary to respond effectively,” said Tim Besser, sales manager for KME. “We look forward to delivering exceptional service and support for the department and we are proud to partner with FAS as they continue to grow our California market.”

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About Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp.

KME, a subsidiary of REV Group, has been in operation since 1946 and custom manufactures a wide range of fire apparatus for municipal, federal, and wildland/urban interface markets across the U.S. KME specializes in steel aerials with a ‘best in class’ steel structural safety factor of 2.5 to 1 and Severe Service chassis with over a million miles of real world testing at some of the largest fire departments in the U.S. KME is dedicated to engineering products that are tailored to meet the needs of each individual fire department.

About REV Group, Inc.

REV Group companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, which serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. They provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers), and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). REV Group’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of REV Group’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG.

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The Santa Rosa Fire Department is set to receive two KME® 101-foot Tractor-Drawn AerialCats™ (TDA) to serve its area.

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