Some departments want a short, tight package with a two-stage, high-pressure pump. Others want larger pumps and structural ladders. Everyone wants a unit that can handle the off-road environment. That kind of truck doesn’t come about by accident. And KME knows it’s a little more complicated than just putting your standard package on a 4x4 chassis and calling it an interface. When properly designed and equipped, can meet all of the NWCG/FEMA/FIRESCOPE requirements for a Type 3 or a Type 4 Engine.
KME has more flexibility and more range than any other manufacturer. Our apparatus can carry up to 750 gallon in the shortest wheelbase possible. Our engineers have found places for structural ladders and large hose loads. All apparatus have the ability to be NFPA 1906 compliant.
Built For The Load
Our bodies are designed on a heavy-duty subframe from there, we use spring mounts to keep the stress at the wheels from transferring into the body. Our water tanks and tank mounts are reinforced to provide extra strength and stress isolation. In addition, we test our units using our on-site tilt table, off-center twist equipment.
KME has built and delivered dozens of specialty units that meet the requirements of some of the premier wildland firefighting agencies on a variety of different cab and chassis types such as International and Freightliner. KME also has the ability to provide a wide variety of pump options, including pump and roll and CAFS. We have packages that meet the Forest Service’s model 326/346/448 specifications. The BLM’s model 667 specifications, and CALFIRE model 34 specifications.