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By John M. Malecky The Boston (MA) Fire Department (BFD) has in service three pumpers and one heavy rescue built by KME. Firefighter/PIO Steve McDonald says the pumpers were designed for general firefighting and have a short wheelbase for better maneuverability on tight, narrow streets as well as through traffic. Features/Equipment: Predator LFD chassis with 170-inch wheelbase and 12-inch raised roof cab with six seats, medical cabinet, and PANASONIC Toughbook laptop computer; CUMMINS ISL 425-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission; WATEROUS CS single-stage, 1,250-gpm pump with preconnected front five-inch intake, three 2½-inch deadlays, rear 2½-inch discharge with...

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