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FDIC 2012: KME (Old Version)

Wed, 2 May 2012|

Jason Witmier from KME Fire Apparatus shows you what KME had on display at FDIC 2012.

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[MUSIC] [NOISE] Hi, this is Jason Witmier from KME Fire Apparatus. We're here at FDIC 2012. KME has seven apparatus on display at FDIC, and if you missed the show, we want to introduce you to three of the key products that we have featured at this show. First one is our engine rescue package. This year's engine rescue has an all new digital control pump panel on it. This simplifies the controls for the firefighter, it lowers the cost because you only have one controller on the vehicle now instead of seven individual controllers and it just makes it very intuitive to operate. You simply touch and the valve opens to the position you need it to go to. It works with a gloved hand, it works in all of the elements. And it provides a nice simple solution using all digital electronics for today's market. It also helps lower the space on the panel. You'll notice this pump panel is only 34 inches wide. That keeps the wheel base down, so that you can take a full engine rescue that has 496 cubic feet of storage capacity. I put on a 187 wheel base. So it's still very maneuverable for the fire industry to get into those tight streets. So the new KME Rescue features 496 cubic feet of storage capacity. A leader in the industry. Full height, full depth compartments on both sides of the apparatus. 29 inches deep. 72 inches tall. It can store any rescue equipment or pumper equipment that you're looking to carry. This package which is only 31 feet 6 inches overall length has a 1,000 gallon capacity in the tank- 975 gallons of water, 25 gallons of foam. With all this storage capacity, a large hose bed and that water tank, it's unrivaled in the industry. Now, I'd like to show you the back of the apparatus. Rescue customers want to have a lot of storage capacity. But they also want to carry some unique items. Up on the right side, we have some extra storage space for hose. We can hold 1250 feet of 3 inch spy line up there. In the center we've a nice low hose bay, keeping the firefighter from having to crawl up onto the apparatus. 1000 feet of 5 inch hose, fits at a height that I can reach from ground level. Ladder storage, waist height, sitting right on top of the frame rails. Fully enclosed. Ladder compliment including your 24 foot, 2 section extension ladder and your 14 foot roof ladder. We've also thrown in some space for back port storage cause your engine rescue company needs to carry all those different pieces of equipment. There's a pre-connected hose bed. There's also storage up top for a stokes and a Little Giant. Another feature that I'd like to show you is KME's exclusive lock and load hose bed cover. The lock and load provides a tred plate cover in a very small space. It allows the firefighter to slide the cover forward and then lift it up, keeping it at a low height for stations that don't have a lot of clearance but providing a good solid walking surface above. Hi, I'm Jason Behler with KME. And now I'd like to introduce you to our brand new 123 foot, rear mount aerial cat ladder. A lot of our features across the board, from our 79 all the way to the 123 are consistent featuring like a two and a half structural safety factor, 500 tip load unrestricted of angle. Also we feature the widest and deepest handrails in the industry giving you the capability to pass the stokes basket from the tip of the ladder to the base and also creating a nice, comfortable climbing path for the firefighter. Also can notice the monitor has the capability of going twenty to thirty degrees above horizontal featuring arc storefront blitz. This gives you the power to get the water more where you need it. Wither it's the first floor window of a warehouse or in a soft of a, a burning building giving you the flexibility to put our 1,500 GPM water away to its best use. You can see our body is full height full depth compartmentation featuring over 296 square feet of space for you to store your storefront or your. Positive pressure pans, large saws, and things of that nature. Our new body design also features full depth compartments, giving you the ability to store saws, positive pressure fans. The body design actually has over 296 cubit feet of storage space. Our outriggers for this 123 foot ladder or a four out and down outrigger system. Two at the front, two at the back, with an 18 foot center to center jack stance. All of our aerial devices feature a handheld tether, giving the operator the ability to get up to 14 feet away from the truck, clearly see all outriggers in motion to make sure there's no obstructions with. Cars or a different poles. You'll take notice also, our ground ladders are fully enclosed within the tube of the tool box. This truck actually features over 183 feet of ground ladders, which is well above the ISO Standard complement. Hi, I'm Andy Yenser, Product Manager for Rescue Trucks for KME Fire Apparatus. And I'd like to take you around Myrtle Beach, South Carolina's heavy duty rescue truck, walk around. Features the predator cabin chassis, produced by KME. This is a 22 inch raised roof, XLFD cab. Inside has custom storage. Designed specifically for the Myrtle Beach Fire Department as well as four, four forward facing seats. The cab features, a large four Cumbents ISX engine, with 500 horsepower. One of the features of the KME Rescue Truck. This is formed body design. In this case it's aluminum body. We do offer stainless steel and gavaneel bodies additionally. The KME rescue body comes with standard with 29 inch deep compartments which is the largest with conventional frame rails in the industry. This truck in particular features a hail 1850 makeshift pump. With a 500 gallon water tank. As you can see, fire pump handle design. It's nice and compact, only takes up the room which we need for all the pump and valves. The rest is left as open storage space for the fire department's use at their discretion. KME custom designs every fire truck. For each individual fire department's needs. As you can see in this, compartment itself, it's designed with some slide out trays, storage above, and also our rollout drop down trays. Which feature automatically latching. Taking up all the compartment space. This truck also features the six-bank cascade system with the bower two position fill station. Again, all the controls at user-friendly locations. It's a lot less customized storage specifically designed for the fire department. I appreciate you taking the time to walk around with me. Please visit our website at www.kovatch.com or visit our youtube, youtube channel site as well on the internet.

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