Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Chooses KME

July 27, 2016
KME announced that the Los Angeles County Fire Department has awarded it an order for 20 custom pumpers for delivery in 2017.

Nesquehoning, PA –KME, a member of REV Group, announces that the Los Angeles County Fire Department has awarded it an order for twenty (20) custom pumpers. The new 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 ServiceTM 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 over a million miles of real world testing. The pumpers have a 500hp engine and an air ride rear suspension for improved vehicle ride and handling. The pumping system features a 1,500gpm midship pump and a 250gpm 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 on board direct injection foam system. The short 175” wheelbase provides for a tight turning radius. Each apparatus is equipped with a KME Lock-N-LoadTM 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 base line 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, contact KME or your local KME dealer: http://kmefire.com/support/dealer-locator


As a leading manufacturer of first responder vehicles, KME engineers and custom manufactures a full range of specialty trucks for federal, industrial, commercial, aviation and municipal markets. Additional information on KME can be found at kmefire.com or by emailing to [email protected]


REV Group, Inc., is a +2 billion manufacturer of industry-leading motor vehicle brands. Products include ambulances, fire trucks, shuttle buses, transit buses, yard trucks, street sweepers, luxury motorhomes and wheelchair accessible vehicles. REV owns 26 brands, employs more than 6,000 people in 16 different manufacturing facilities in the U.S., and produces more than 20,000 specialty vehicles annually. REV Group recently moved its corporate headquarters from Orlando, Fla., to Milwaukee, Wisc. For more information, about REV, visit revgroup.com.


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