The City of Atlanta’s Fire Rescue Department has awarded KME and its sales representative NAFECO, an order for seven custom pumpers and three 101-foot tractor drawn aerials, as well as five-year service and maintenance contracts for the apparatus. The award is a multiyear
award with options for future apparatus purchases.
The pumpers will be built on KME’s Predator chassis and will include a drive-line retarder for superior stopping and brake life, a two-stage 1,500 gpm pump, 500/60 gallon water/foam tank, Class A foam system and a high-capacity hosebed with low and safe access just above the frame rails.
The tractor-drawn aerials will be built on KME’s Predator Severe Service chassis and will include a drive-line retarder, front-bumper winch, and 500hp engine. The tractor has a short 140-inch wheelbase and the overall length is less than 56 feet, so the unit offers the ultimate performance in tight situations. The 101-foot AerialCat ladder is the fire service’s only steel device with a 2.5:1 structural safety factor and includes a 1,500 gpm waterway and best-in-class features including KME’s Store Front Blitz capability.
“The City of Atlanta currently operates three KME pumpers in their fleet. We are pleased to be able to continue to serve them and have found Atlanta to be an outstanding fire department,” said Phil Gerace, KME’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “The pumpers are designed well for a high-volume, city department and the tractor-drawn AerialCats will bring a new level of performance and operational flexibility to the city.”
Fire departments across the nation are invited to “tag-on” to this multi-unit award to take advantage of the superior pricing available. Small changes to accommodate unique protection area needs are available from KME. Contact your local KME sales representative for additional details.