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Nesquehoning, PA –KME is pleased to announce that the Syracuse Fire Department has awarded KME and its sales representative Gorman Emergency Vehicles, the contract for a new 55’ KME FirestixTM elevated master stream ladder. KME extended the offering for 2012 and 2013 with options for future apparatus purchases and to also allow other department’s to tag-on to the Syracuse order. Further, KME has offered the tag-on availability in both pumper and aerial design for flexibility of vehicle designs desired.
The Syracuse base unit will be built on KME’s PredatorTM Severe ServiceTM chassis with a 500hp Cummins ISX engine. The Severe Service™ concept is about a well-planned design created to fully accommodate the needs of operators, crews and mechanics and have a rig that’s ready to respond, every time. The cab is designed, manufactured and tested to perform under the most rigorous demands and is recognized as the fire service’s safest cab by meeting and exceeding, to a fire service best, all crash/crush and front/side impact testing standards. Syracuse’s cabs will include side facing gear and equipment storage compartments and the most rugged interior available.
The pumping system includes a Syracuse specific low mount crosslays (60” off ground), side mount pump panel with 2000gpm pump, duplicated governor and relief valve controls, KME 55’ FirestixTM ladder, 500/50 gallons of water/foam and a Class A foam system.
The KME stainless steel body was custom designed to meet the unique needs of Syracuse fire department in rigorous and harsh climatic operating environments. The body features roll-up style doors, triple style SCBA compartments and all LED scene lighting systems.
Fire departments in both the US and Canada are invited to “tag-on” to this award taking advantage of the deep discounts offered to the City of Syracuse. With over 200 options in both PUMPER and AERIAL units, this order can surely accommodate any unique protection area needs you may face. Contact your local KME sales representative for additional details.
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