KME Fire Apparatus

Nesquehoning, PA 18240


About KME Fire Apparatus

KME and the REV Group Inc. are global leaders in the supply of customized specialty trucks and vehicles.


One Industrial Complex
Nesquehoning, PA 18240

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KME and the REV Group Inc. are global leaders in the supply of customized specialty trucks and vehicles. Markets currently served include aviation, petro-chemical, industrial, military, and fire-rescue. 

Products and Press Releases


KME Showcases its Manufacturing Versatility at FDIC 2024

April 18, 2024
KME will display its latest customized lineup of fire apparatus at Booth #3901 in Indianapolis.
REV Specialty Vehicles Segment

REV Specialty Vehicles Segment Appoints New VP/GM

March 21, 2024
Collis Heath has been named vice president and general manager for REV's Holden, LA, facility.
REV Fire Group

REV Fire Group Appoints Brian Connely as Director of Project Management-Sales

Dec. 1, 2023
Connely will report directly to Larry Daniels, senior director of sales for REV Fire Group.

Santa Rosa, CA, FD Places Order for Two KME Tractor-Drawn AerialCats

Nov. 21, 2023
KME will built two 101-foot tractor-drawn AerialCat trucks a 14-foot jack stance and 300-gallon water tanks.
Fire Truck Solutions

Fire Truck Solutions is New Dealer for E-ONE and KME Fire Apparatus

Nov. 3, 2023
Fire Truck Solutions is now authorized to sell and service the complete portfolio of E-ONE and KME apparatus in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada.
Kme San Bernardino Pumper

CA Department Orders Four Custom 4x2 Pumpers and a Custom 4x4 Pumper from KME

Oct. 16, 2023
These new vehicles will join the existing fleet of more than 50 KME units currently in service within San Bernardino County .
This marks the first TDA ordered for the city of West Palm Beach.

KME Delivers 101’ TDA to West Palm Beach, FL, Fire Department

Oct. 12, 2023
In addition to the tractor-drawn aerial, the department has ordered a 103’ 4 Section Tandem Axle KME Tuff Truck™..
KME Fire Apparatus
Phoenixville worked closely with Campbell Supply, a KME dealer, to specify the truck to meet the department’s unique needs.

Phoenixville, PA, Fire Department Orders KME 100' Tractor-Drawn AerialCat

May 11, 2023
Phoenixville Fire Department chose the KME 100-foot tractor-drawn AerialCat for its maneuverability and compartmentation.

Fire Apparatus Solutions Expand Reach in California with Acquisition of REV Fire Group's State Dealership

April 29, 2023
FAS will expand its coverage as the new Ferrara and KME authorized dealer for the state.
Kme Hazleton

KME to Showcase Fire Apparatus and New Technology at FDIC

April 21, 2023
The company will display the latest in fire apparatus and technology including the first North American-style fully electric fire truck at Booth 3701.

Articles & News

Photo by Tom W. Shand
At one time, the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base operated a number of these rebuilt American General M813A1 wildland rigs. These units were designed with a floating tank cradle, which enabled the vehicles to safely ascend steep grades. Note the protective roll bar around the forward-facing crew seats.

Military Wildland Apparatus

Nov. 14, 2022
Tom Shand explains the origins and evolution of apparatus for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Navy.
Photos by Tom Shand
Howard County, MD, Engine 141 is a 2019 KME Predator Severe Service model. It utilizes an extended cab compartment to provide storage space for two SCBAs on each side of the apparatus.

The Apparatus Architect: Innovations and Trends—How Clean Is Your Apparatus?

Jan. 18, 2021
Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur urge departments to explore the trends in the "clean cab concept."
Photo by Scott LaPrade

2020 Apparatus Showcase

Nov. 1, 2020
In the 2020 Apparatus Showcase, manufacturers display the latest and greatest in fire-rescue and EMS apparatus.
This Seagrave tandem-axle rescue from Potomac Heights, MD, is outfitted with a well-designed tool and equipment layout including rescue and fireground support gear. Photos by Tom W. Shand

Apparatus Architect: New Innovations to Fit Your Departmental Needs

Nov. 1, 2019
Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur provide a review of changes in fire apparatus design and how they may influence your day-to-day operations.
Photos by Tom Shand
Engine 27 of the Los Angeles City Fire Department carries an assortment of appliances and hand tools. Note the two breathing apparatus carried in the left-side rearmost compartment.
Apparatus Components

The Apparatus Architect: Success Story Showcase

March 1, 2019
Tom Shand and Mike Wilbur review rigs from around the country, some featuring first-time concepts and others with enhancements of tried-and-true layouts.
KME Fire Apparatus
Front bumpers can be loaded with gear for extrication, fire suppression, winches, horns and sirens.
Apparatus Components

Specifying Front Bumpers on Fire Apparatus Is All About Choices

March 16, 2018
Ed Ballam spoke with manufacturers who shared tips on designing front bumpers for fire apparatus.
Ed Ballam/Firehouse
Apparatus makers have seen an upswing in the number of custom cabs and chassis ordered by fire departments as attested to by the quantity and variety of products being assembled at Rosenbauer's cab and chassis plant.

Fire Apparatus Builders See Shift to Custom Cabs and Chassis

Sept. 16, 2016
Ed Ballam spoke with manufacturers who said the use of commercial cab and chassis is slowing down as custom orders are increasing.
Courtesy of E-ONE
E-ONE built this combination command vehicle and hazmat response rescue truck for Broward County, Fla.

Rescue Apparatus Growing in Size and Capabilities

March 1, 2015
Ed Ballam talked with several apparatus manufacturers who report that rescue apparatus are getting bigger, fancier, and better equipped.
NORTH WHIDBEY FIRE AND RESCUE has taken delivery of two Midwest Fire All-Poly PT2 2500 tanker-pumpers

New Deliveries 3/15

March 1, 2015
New Fire Apparatus Deliveries

Industry News 2/15

Feb. 1, 2015
SPARTAN MOTORS INC. has announced that Daniel Slater has joined the company as president of its Emergency Response business, effective Jan. 5. He reports to Daryl Adams, Spartan...

Videos & Resources

BME Fire built this 10-person wildland crew carrier for the Ventura County, CA, Fire Department. The vehicle features Signtronics intercom systems, pivot and reclining seats, tubular body construction and features a custom-built BME console.

FHWorld18: Latest Fire & Emergency Vehicles on Display

March 12, 2018
Over 60 emergency vehicles, including apparatus, ambulance and boats, were displayed at Firehouse World.

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Mike Virnig, President, REV Fire Group

REV Group Appoints New Leadership Team For its Fire Group

April 17, 2023
Mike Virnig, president, and Andy Thompson, COO, to lead REV Fire Group
New Vp Gm At Ferrara And Kme Facility In Holden, La

REV Group Names New Vice President and General Manager of Ferrara and KME Fire Apparatus

March 14, 2023
Robert “Montie” Watson comes with over 35 years of operations, supply chain and product management expertise in manufacturing and industrial environments.
Dan Des Rochers Named President, Rev Fire Group

REV Group Appoints President of REV Fire Group

Nov. 9, 2022
Dan DesRochers has joined their executive leadership team and will oversee E-ONE, Ferrara, KME, Spartan Emergency Response, Smeal, Spartan Fire Chassis and Ladder Tower.

KME Welcomes Patriot Fire as New Dealer in Maryland

March 9, 2022
Patriot Fire recently opened a brand-new state-of-the-art facility at their Gibsonville location.

KME Production Shifting to Other REV Facilities

Sept. 10, 2021
REV Group has announced plans to shift production of KME apparatus to other REV Fire Group facilities.
Rev Smart Flo
Apparatus Components

REV Fire Group Introduces Smart Flo

Aug. 11, 2021
Smart Flo is a new integrated pressure governor system offered on REV Fire Group apparatus that puts the operator in command with total system control in one location.

KME Adds Jones Fire Apparatus Sales LLC as OH Dealer

Feb. 26, 2021
KME Fire Apparatus is pleased to announce the addition of Jones Fire Apparatus Sales LLC as the KME brand dealer in Ohio.
Linglestown, Pa

Delivery: Lower Paxton Township, PA, Platform Aerial

Jan. 20, 2021
Linglestown Fire Company in Lower Paxton Township, PA, has taken delivery of a new 102-foot Mid-mount platform AerialCat from KME Fire Apparatus.
Drew Baney

KME Announces New Vice President/General Manager

Jan. 11, 2021
KME, a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, is pleased to announce that Andrew Baney has joined the company as Vice-President/General Manager.