Apparatus Showcase: Needham, Mass. Reaches New Heights


  • Unit Type: Aerial Ladder
  • Year: 2013
  • Manufacturer: KME Fire Apparatus
  • Chassis Manufacturer:
  • Model: KME Predator MFD
  • Engine: Cummins ISL 450 HP
  • Transmission: Allison
  • Pump: Hale QMAX 2,000-gpm
  • Tank: UPF 300-gallon
  • Generator: Smart Power PTO 6,200 Watt
  • Aerial: 79-foot
  • Location: MA

The Needham (Mass.) Fire Department has taken delivery of a new 79-foot, rear-mount AerialCat aerial built by KME on a Predator flat roof cab and chassis.

It is equipped with a 20-inch front bumper extension with one center hose well, a Federal Signal Camera System, Fire Research "In Control" Pressure Governor.

It also has a Code 3 light package, a CMS electric cord reel, 234 cubic feet  of body storage capacity and a side-mount 1,000-gpm waterway that is electrically pinnable.