Delivery: Walnuttown, PA, Pumper

May 29, 2024
The Walnuttown Volunteer Fire Company has this KME pumper with a rescue-style body.

KME built this pumper for the Walnuttown Volunteer Fire Company in Berks County.

Built on KME's Panther chassis with a 10-inch raised roof EMFD cab, power comes from a Cummins L9 450-hp engine and Allison 3000EVS transmission.

Features of the rescue-style body include ROM shutters, a Trident primer, 6,000 psi air cascade system and thru-the-tank ladder storage.

Among the warning and lighting equipment are Whelen emergency lighting, HiViz LED scene lighting and a HiViz LED front brow light.

Firefighting capabilities include a 1,500-gpm Hale DSD single-stage pump, a 1,000-gallon Poly water tank and an Akron deck gun with TFT Extenda-gun.

The 20-inch extended front bumper includes a front suction and discharge and a Federal Q2B mechanical siren.

About the Author

Dennis C. Sharpe

DENNIS C. SHARPE is a 47-year member of the Farmington Volunteer Fire Company in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, where he serves as assistant chief. He is certified in high-angle and confined-space rescues and is a Level II instructor with the Atlantic County Fire Training Center.

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