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City of Philadelphia Adds More KME’s to Fleet
July 21, 2011
KME is pleased to report that an order for 21 engines has been placed by the City of Philadelphia, our nation’s fifth largest city. Delivery of the apparatus will begin in early 2012 and will add to the pumpers, aerials and rescue currently in service in the City’s fire department.
The order includes 19 engines and 2 engines with elevated water towers built on KME’s Severe Service PredatorTM chassis. This chassis was engineered and designed for use in extreme conditions and environments while providing reliability to users call after call. Starting with our proven cab design platform, KME has assembled a chassis that is truly severe in that every component has been subjected to high volume use in extreme conditions with over a million miles of real world testing.
The engines include a stainless steel fire body, 500 gallon water tank, and 1500gpm pump. Two of the units include a 50’ elevated water tower. These engines are similar to four trucks delivered by KME in 2009.
KME’s eastern Pennsylvania sales representative, Horrocks Fire and Rescue, is the City’s servicing KME representative. According to Phil Gerace, KME Director of Sales and Marketing, “KME is honored to once again supply the Philadelphia Fire Department with apparatus. The KME Severe Service PredatorTM chassis has been a great fit for fleets from coast to coast. I’m pleased that the City’s past history with KME has yielded the confidence to place an order of such a significant magnitude.”