Vancouver, WA Chooses KME

Nesquehoning, PA – KME is pleased to announce the City of Vancouver, Washington has awarded KME and its dealer Cascade Fire and Safety a five year contract for acquisition of multiple pumpers. According to Chuck Winkler, Vancouver’s Emergency Equipment Supervisor, “We were very impressed with the KME facility, and the workmanship and quality of their products. We are happy to partner with KME and Cascade Fire and Safety on the apparatus contract.” The first pumper will be a KME PredatorTM with seating for six, external EMS cab compartment access, 450hp engine, and dual secondary braking with a transmission retarder for superior brake performance and life. The pumpers include a 1250gpm pump and 500 gallons of water. Cascade Fire and Safety’s home office is located in Yakima WA. President, Mark Merritt along with his experienced and friendly sales team represent KME in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Cascade Fire has been in continuous business for over sixty years. Their 26,000 square foot Yakima facility offers 24 hours 7 days a week emergency repairs and is staffed with certified EVT technicians offering both in-house and mobile service. Cascade Fire and Safety technicians are also members of the Washington Fire Apparatus and Equipment Association. Along with the Yakima facility Cascade Fire and Safety has multiple service centers located in Eugene OR, Everett and Spokane WA.

Recent Apparatus Order - KME
Fire Department Name: City of Vancouver Fire Department, WA
Location by City/State:  Vancouver, WA (GSO 8886)
Fire Chief: Joe Molina
Phone number: (360) 487-7212
Apparatus Manufacturer: KME
Apparatus Type:  Custom Pumper  
Cab/Chassis Make/Model:  Predator 100” 4 Door MFD w/10’ Raised Roof
Engine Make, Model and Horsepower: Cummins Model ISX12 450 HP
Pump Manufacturer, Model and GPM Capacity: Waterous CS-C20 1250 GPM
Water Tank Manufacturer, material and capacity: 500 Gallon Poly Tank
Foam Cell size(s) if applicable: N/A
Foam system Make, Model and Foam Class if applicabl: N/A
Light tower Manufacturer, Model and capacity if applicable: N/A
Generator Manufacturer and Capacity in Watts if applicable: N/A
Estimated Delivery month (recent orders only) July 2012
Salesman: Eric Hall
Dealer: Cascade Fire & Equipment
Dealer Location: 123 South Front, Street, Yakima, WA 98901

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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