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City of Avondale Arizona Takes Delivery of KME Ridgerunner

November 2013
Nesquehoning, PA – KME and W.W. Williams, KME’s Arizona dealer, are pleased to announce that the City of Avondale Fire and Rescue has taken delivery of a brand new KME RidgerunnerTM.

The Ridgerunner is designed specifically to bring the performance of a full pumper into the WUI zone so that departments no longer have to choose between water and mobility. It brings large pumping capacity and a large water tank (up to 1000 gallons) and combines it with superior pump-and-roll. All this on a short package with a tight wheelbase which includes all the NFPA 1901 pump requirements.
The Avondale apparatus will serve a multi-purpose role for the City. It will be used as a frontline engine as well as be deployed for service at Phoenix International Raceway. It will also be deployed as a Type 3 engine for wild land assignments, creating revenue for the City and will be capable of being used as a reserve engine if needed.

This interface is capable of carrying 5 department personnel, all necessary structural firefighting equipment as well as wild land equipment. Key features for this unit include a 1250gpm rated water pump, foam system, stationary and pump-and-roll capabilities, a remote operated front bumper turret, two booster reels, 4x4 drive train and many, many more. More information about KME’s Ridgerunner model can be found here:
KME is a leading custom manufacturer of a full range of specialty vehicles for military, industrial, commercial, aviation and municipal markets. Additional information on KME can be found at or by emailing to For more information on this press release, contact Phil Gerace, KME Dir. Of Sales, or 570-669-5174.

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