City of Los Angeles Chooses KME

Nesquehoning, PA –KME is pleased to announce the City of Los Angeles’ Fire Department has awarded KME, an order for eleven (11) custom pumpers. The award is part of a multi-year contract with options for future apparatus purchases.
The pumpers will be built on KME’s PredatorTM Severe Service TM chassis, designed for high volume fleets and will be similar to units previously delivered to the City in 2011. Features include a 450hp engine, 1750gpm two-stage pump, 500/30 gallon water/foam tank, Class A foam system, and a 5 year bumper to bumper warranty. The body is custom designed for the LAFD to carry the ladders at a low enclosed height, enclosed suction hose storage, and compartmentation in the hosebed area designed for specialized equipment.
The City is supported by KME’s factory sales and service center located in Ontario, California. This operation offers a robust network of sales, parts and service support to the City with both mobile and service center support.

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Fire Department Name: City of Los Angeles, CA
Location by City/State: Los Angeles, CA
Fire Chief:  Brian Cummings       
Apparatus Manufacturer: KME
Apparatus Type:   Custom Pumpers 
Cab/Chassis Make/Model: PredatorTM Severe ServiceTM chassis
Engine Make, Model and Horsepower: CUMMINS ISX12 - 450 HP @ 1800 RPM TQ 1550 lb-ft @ 1200
Pump Manufacturer, Model and GPM Capacity: WATEROUS CMU-C20-1750 TWO STAGE PUMP
Water Tank Manufacturer, material and capacity: UPF Poly tank 500 gallon
Foam Cell size(s) if applicable: 30 gallon
Foam system Make, Model and Foam Class if applicable; FOAMPRO 2001 CLASS "A and/or B" FOAM SYSTEM
Light tower Manufacturer, Model and capacity if applicable:  N/A
Generator Manufacturer and Capacity in Watts if applicable” N/A
Any additional major sales options/features,  List make and model where applicable: 139” Aluminum Flatback Body, Enclosed ladder storage, Large Coffin Compartments.
Estimated Delivery month (recent orders only):  October
Salesman: Brandon Gomez
Dealer:  KME WEST
Dealer Location:
5400 East Jurupa St
Ontario,  CA   91761

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 Director of Sales and Marketing, or 570-669-5141.

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