Products Divisions: Fire Law Fuel Commercial Organization
LACoFD Awards Engines and TDA’s to KME
December 08, 2010
The Los Angeles County Fire Department has selected KME to custom manufacture twelve (12) engines and two (2) tractor drawn aerials, an order totaling over $5.6 million, for delivery in 2011. These units are in addition to the 260 units already delivered to the County by KME over the last two decades. According to Phil Gerace, Director of Sales, “KME is pleased to continue its long service to the LACoFD. We remain committed to fully servicing our customers before, during and after the sale. Establishing long term commitments that include service and support are keys to our continued growth plan.”
The apparatus will be built on KME’s Predator Severe Service chassis and will be powered by a Cummins engine. The units are designed for high volume use and include features for both performance and easy maintenance. The engine compression brake and driveline retarder provide superior stopping ability and long brake life. The air ride rear suspension provides for excellent ride quality while minimizing maintenance issues. KME’s premium insulation package provides substantial engine heat protection as well as an extremely quiet interior cab environment in conjunction with a high performance air conditioning system.
The pumpers also include a 1500gpm stationary pump, 250gpm auxiliary pump for pump and roll and a Class A foam system. The 100’ tractor drawn aerials, also will be built on the Severe Service chassis and include a 2000gpm pump and 350 gallon stainless steel water tank. The short overall length, just over 55’, and a tractor wheelbase of 164” provide for an extremely tight turning radius.
The trucks were sold through KME’s factory sales and service center located in Ontario, California and are expected to be delivered in Fall 2011.
Below are photos of previous deliveries similar to the units recently ordered.