City of Avondale Arizona Takes Delivery of KME Ridgerunner
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.
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