Apparatus & Equipment

City of Petersburg (VA) Chooses KME

KME announced that the city of Petersburg, Virginia, has awarded Goodman Specialized Vehicles and KME an order for a custom pumper, 79’ AerialCatTM ladder and a 55’ FirestixTM.

All three units feature a 100” KME PredatorTMSevere Service cab and chassis with cab EMS compartments with internal and external access, RollTek occupant rollover protection, and SKF-Vogel lube systems.

The pumpers include seating for four, 1500gpm single stage pump, 500 gallon water tank, and 3/16” aluminum body with 29” deep full height/split depth compartmentation and body roof compartments.

The ladder truck has seating for six, 1,500 gpm single-stage pump, 500-gallon water tank, 10kW generator, and a 79’ 750lb tip load ladder. KME ladders lead the fire service in horizontal reach, tip load capacity (wet and dry), high-capacity water flow, monitor positioning and safe access to the ladder.

The KME Firestix™ water tower is versatile with minimum setup time to maximize firefighting response capabilities and offers the best of both a pumper and a ladder. This truck has seating for six, 1,500 gpm single-stage pump, 500-gallon water tank, and a 55’ 500 lb tip load water tower.

All units were purchased through KME’s HGAC contract which strives to make the governmental procurement process more efficient by establishing competitively priced contracts for goods and services, and providing the customer service necessary to help its members achieve their procurement goals. Contact KME for more information on how to maximize your purchasing power and minimize unnecessary administrative costs during the acquisition process.

Established in 1773, the Petersburg Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services is one of the oldest organized fire departments in the country.

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